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Freddie Burns returns to the Leicester Tigers backline for Sunday’s Aviva Premiership Round 8 fixture away to London Welsh.

England international Burns starts at fly-half, with Tommy Bell coming in at full-back for his first league start for the club. Adam Thompstone returns on the wing in his first Aviva Premiership appearance of the season.
 
The forward pack features the same eight players who started against Saracens at Welford Road last Sunday, with Italy international back-rower Robert Barbieri and summer signing Laurence Pearce added to the replacements.
 
Tigers will wear their green home kit at the Kassam Stadium on Sunday.
 
This match is scheduled for live TV coverage by BT Sport or keep up to date via the Tigers official social media channels on Facebook and Twitter, or the club website.
 
Leicester Tigers (v London Welsh, away, Sunday 3.15pm)

15 Tommy Bell
14 Blaine Scully
13 Matt Smith
12 Anthony Allen
11 Adam Thompstone
10 Freddie Burns
9 David Mele

1 Michele Rizzo
2 Harry Thacker
3 Dan Cole
4 Brad Thorn (c)
5 Graham Kitchener
6 Jamie Gibson
7 Julian Salvi
8 Jordan Crane
 
Replacements

16 Jake Farnworth
17 Tom Bristow
18 Fraser Balmain
19 Robert Barbieri
20 Laurence Pearce
21 Sam Harrison
22 Owen Williams
23 Mathew Tait

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