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Leicester Tigers team news against Bristol Rugby

Academy graduates Will Evans and George Worth come into the Leicester Tigers team for Friday’s Aviva Premiership Round 9 fixture at Bristol Rugby.

Worth replaces the injured Mathew Tait at full-back, while flanker Evans comes into the back row.

In the only other changes to the line-up that started the 25-6 win over Harlequins on Sunday, Sam Harrison returns at scrum-half and Graham Kitchener comes into the second row.

Manu Tuilagi is named among the replacements in his comeback from a groin injury. Tuilagi made a try-scoring start to the season in the opening-day win at Gloucester Rugby but has been sidelined since.

Leicester Tigers (v Bristol Rugby, away, Friday 7.45pm)

15 George Worth
14 Adam Thompstone
13 Peter Betham
12 Owen Williams
11 Tom Brady
10 Freddie Burns
9 Sam Harrison

1 Ellis Genge
2 Tom Youngs (c)
3 Greg Bateman
4 Ed Slater
5 Graham Kitchener
6 Mike Fitzgerald
7 Will Evans
8 Luke Hamilton

Replacements
16 Harry Thacker
17 Riccardo Brugnara
18 Pat Cilliers
19 Harry Wells
20 Lachlan McCaffrey
21 Jono Kitto
22 Manu Tuilagi
23 Jack Roberts

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