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Leicester Tigers team news for Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 12

International duo Telusa Veainu and Marcos Ayerza return to the Leicester Tigers line-up for Friday’s Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 12 encounter with Newcastle Falcons.

Both men sat out the home defeat by Sale Sharks last weekend but take their places in the starting team at Kingston Park.
 
Tom Croft reclaims a place in the back row after starting on the bench against Sharks, with Mike Fitzgerald moving into the second row as a replacement for the suspended Dom Barrow.
 
Laurence Pearce is included among the replacements after missing the last two games, and there is a place in a Premiership matchday squad for the first time for fly-half Oli Bryant.
 
Friday's match is scheduled for live coverage on BT Sport. Or keep up to date with all of the action with the Tigers club website and social media.
 
Leicester Tigers (v Newcastle Falcons, away, Friday 7.45pm)

15 Telusa Veainu
14 Peter Betham
13 Mathew Tait (c)
12 Matt Smith
11 Gonzalo Camacho
10 Freddie Burns
9 Sam Harrison

1 Marcos Ayerza
2 Leonardo Ghiraldini
3 Fraser Balmain
4 Mike Fitzgerald
5 Graham Kitchener
6 Tom Croft
7 Lachlan McCaffrey
8 Jordan Crane
 
Replacements
16 Harry Thacker
17 Logovi'i Mulipola
18 Greg Bateman
19 Sebastian De Chaves
20 Laurence Pearce
21 Jono Kitto
22 Oli Bryant
23 Jack Roberts

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