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Leicester Tigers team news for Aviva Premiership Round 9

Leicester Tigers welcome back an international quintet for Saturday’s Aviva Premiership Round 9 at home to Wasps (3pm).

Marcos Ayerza, Vereniki Goneva and Leonardo Ghiraldini all return to club colours at the end of their autumn international duties, while Tom Youngs and Tom Croft return from injury to join the matchday squad.
 
Both hooker Youngs and flanker Croft are included for the first time since the Round 3 defeat at Bath.
 
Mathew Tait, Miles Benjamin and Owen Williams also return to the starting line-up and there is a first Aviva Premiership start for No8 Laurence Pearce.
 
Tickets for Saturday's match are still available. As there is no live television coverage, the only place to see all of the action is at Welford Road. Book at the Welford Road ticket office or phone 0116 319 8888. The office is open until 5pm Friday and from 9am Saturday. Or book online any time at www.leicestertigers.com. A print at home service is now available on all online ticket purchases for home fixtures.
 
Tigers will be showing 'as live' coverage on England versus Australia in bars around Welford Road after the final whistle.
 
Leicester Tigers (v Wasps, Welford Road, Saturday 3pm)
15 Mathew Tait
14 Blaine Scully
13 Vereniki Goneva   
12 Anthony Allen
11 Miles Benjamin
10 Owen Williams
9 David Mele
1 Marcos Ayerza
2 Tom Youngs
3 Dan Cole
4 Brad Thorn (c)
5 Graham Kitchener
6 Jamie Gibson
7 Julian Salvi
8 Laurence Pearce
 
Replacements
16 Leonardo Ghiraldini
17 Michele Rizzo
18 Fraser Balmain
19 Tom Croft
20 Robert Barbieri
21 Sam Harrison
22 Freddie Burns
23 Matt Smith

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