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Leicester Tigers team news for Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 18

Leicester Tigers team news for Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 18

Leicester Tigers welcome back five senior players from international duty for Saturday’s home game against Exeter Chiefs in Round 18 of the Aviva Premiership season.

Dan Cole, Geoff Parling, Ben Youngs and Tom Youngs return after playing in England's 55-35 victory over France at Twickenham last Saturday, and hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini returns after captaining Italy in his 75th Test cap last weekend.
 
Saturday's fixture will be the 50th meeting between the two clubs, with Tigers recording 33 wins to the visitors' 12 so far and four draws.
 
On a day of milestones, flanker Julian Salvi makes his 100th starting appearance for Tigers, while Geoff Parling plays his 150th Premiership game and Freddie Burns reaches 100 in the top flight.
 
A small number of tickets for Saturday's game remain available from the Tigers ticket office. Call in at Welford Road, phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or book online. This fixture is not scheduled for any live TV coverage, so the only place to see all of the action is at Welford Road.
 
Leicester Tigers (vs Exeter Chiefs, Welford Road, Saturday 3pm)

15 Mathew Tait          
14 Adam Thompstone
13 Matt Smith
12 Seremaia Bai        
11 Miles Benjamin
10 Freddie Burns       
9 Ben Youngs (c)

1 Marcos Ayerza       
2 Tom Youngs
3 Dan Cole     
4 Sebastian de Chaves
5 Geoff Parling          
6 Jamie Gibson
7 Julian Salvi
8 Jordan Crane          
 
Replacements

16 Leonardo Ghiraldini           
17 Logovi'i Mulipola   
18 Fraser Balmain
19 Jack Whetton
20 Laurence Pearce
21 Sam Harrison
22 Tommy Bell
23 Vereniki Goneva 

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