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Leicester Tigers team news for Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 19

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Leicester Tigers have named their team for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 19 fixture away to Saracens this Saturday.

Richard Cockerill makes just two changes to the line-up that started the win over Exeter Chiefs in Round 18, with Niall Morris and Vereniki Goneva on the wings in place of Adam Thompstone, who is among the replacements, and the injured Miles Benjamin.
 
Graham Kitchener is included among the replacements after recovering from a foot injury and he joins internationals Leonardo Ghiraldini, Michele Rizzo and Logovi'i Mulipola on the Tigers bench.
 
Tigers have won their last five Aviva Premiership matches to move into the top four in the table, two points and two places behind Saturday's hosts Saracens.
 
Director of rugby Cockerill said: "This is a really big game for both teams with just four rounds of fixtures left in the season.
 
"It is a tough place to go and Saracens are a consistently good team who come into this weekend on the back of a European Cup quarter-final win.
 
"But we've come into some form and we want to maintain that through to the end of the season and see where that takes us.”
 
Tigers will wear the club's alternate orange kit at Allianz Park on Saturday.
 
Leicester Tigers (v Saracens, away, Saturday 3.15pm)

15 Mathew Tait
14 Niall Morris
13 Matt Smith
12 Seremaia Bai
11 Vereniki Goneva
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 Michele Rizzo
18 Logovi'i Mulipola
19 Graham Kitchener
20 Laurence Pearce
21 Sam Harrison
22 Tommy Bell
23 Adam Thompstone

 

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