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Leicester Tigers team news for Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 4

Marcos Ayerza and Lachlan McCaffrey return to the Leicester Tigers forward pack for Sunday’s Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 4 meeting with Bath Rugby at Welford Road.

International prop Ayerza, who made his debut for the club against Bath in September 2006 and his 200th starting appearance in the last home game against Wasps in Round 2, joins Dan Cole and captain Tom Youngs in the front row.

McCaffrey lines up alongside Mike Williams and Brendon O’Connor in the back row after also missing the win at Newcastle Falcons last weekend.

In the backline, Telusa Veainu moves to full-back, with Adam Thompstone coming into the back three.

Mathew Tait is named among the replacements and is in line for his 100th appearance for the club since his debut in 2011.

Tickets for Tigers versus Bath Rugby are still available from the Tigers ticket office. Book in person at Welford Road or phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) between 9am and 5pm Friday or Saturday, or from 9am on matchday. Or book online any time at www.leicestertigers.com

Leicester Tigers (v Bath Rugby, Welford Road, Sunday 3pm)

15 Telusa Veainu
14 Adam Thompstone
13 Peter Betham
12 Owen Williams
11 JP Pietersen
10 Freddie Burns
9 Ben Youngs

1 Marcos Ayerza
2 Tom Youngs (c)
3 Dan Cole
4 Mike Fitzgerald
5 Graham Kitchener
6 Mike Williams
7 Brendon O’Connor
8 Lachlan McCaffrey

Replacements
16 George McGuigan
17 Ellis Genge
18 Greg Bateman
19 Ed Slater
20 Will Evans
21 Sam Harrison
22 Jack Roberts
23 Mathew Tait

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