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Leicester Tigers team news ahead of Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 8

Leicester Tigers team news ahead of Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 8

Argentina international wing Gonzalo Camacho will make his first Aviva Premiership start for Leicester Tigers in Saturday’s Round 8 match away to Saracens.

Camacho made his Tigers debut as a replacement in the European win over Munster in December and will start at Allianz Park.
 
Mathew Tait joins Seremaia Bai at centre, with Telusa Veainu at full-back.
 
Tigers prop Marcos Ayerza makes his 150th appearance in Premiership Rugby, while colleague Dan Cole is in line for his 100th game in the top flight with a place among the replacements.
 
Owen Williams returns to the matchday squad after recovering from a knee injury suffered in the first leg of the European back-to-back games against Munster. He is joined among the replacements by wing Adam Thompstone who started the first 10 games of the season for Tigers before sitting out the Boxing Day win over Newcastle Falcons.
 
Leicester Tigers (v Saracens, away, Saturday 3.15pm)

15 Telusa Veainu
14 Gonzalo Camacho
13 Mathew Tait
12 Seremaia Bai
11 Vereniki Goneva
10 Freddie Burns
9 Sam Harrison

1 Marcos Ayerza
2 Harry Thacker
3 Fraser Balmain
4 Dom Barrow
5 Graham Kitchener
6 Ed Slater (c)
7 Tom Croft
8 Laurence Pearce
             
Replacements
16 Tom Youngs
17 Logovi'i Mulipola
18 Dan Cole
19 Mike Fitzgerald
20 Lachlan McCaffrey
21 Ben Youngs
22 Owen Williams
23 Adam Thompstone

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