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Owen Williams returns to the Leicester Tigers line-up for Sunday’s Aviva Premiership Round 17 match against league leaders Saracens at Welford Road (3.15pm).

Williams has made two appearances as a replacement since his recovery from a broken jaw and will start at centre alongside Peter Betham this weekend.
 
Tommy Bell is at full-back with Mathew Tait ruled out after suffering concussion at Wasps last weekend in the only other change to the backline.
 
Graham Kitchener comes into the second row alongside Dom Barrow, with Mike Fitzgerald moving to the back row and the team will be led by Jordan Crane who starts at No8 in place of the injured Ed Slater.
 
Greg Bateman and Opeti Fonua have recovered from injury and are named among the replacements.

Kick-off on Sunday will follow a Minute's Applause in memory of former Tigers centre/wing Seru Rabeni who died in Fiji this week at the age of 37. A tribute will also be shown on the big screens in the stadium.
 
Tickets for Sunday's match are still available at the Tigers ticket office. Buy in person at Welford Road, phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or book online.
 
Leicester Tigers (v Saracens, Welford Road, Sunday 3.15pm)

15 Tommy Bell
14 Adam Thompstone
13 Peter Betham        
12 Owen Williams
11 Vereniki Goneva   
10 Freddie Burns       
9 Jono Kitto

1 Marcos Ayerza       
2 Harry Thacker
3 Logovi'i Mulipola     
4 Dom Barrow
5 Graham Kitchener
6 Mike Fitzgerald
7 Lachlan McCaffrey
8 Jordan Crane (c)    
           
Replacements
16 Greg Bateman
17 Ellis Genge
18 Fraser Balmain
19 Tom Croft  
20 Opeti Fonua          
21 Sam Harrison
22 Matt Smith
23 Telusa Veainu 

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