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Leicester Tigers team news for Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 4

Ben Youngs returns to the Leicester Tigers line-up for Saturday’s Aviva Premiership Round 4 trip to Exeter Chiefs.

Scrum-half Youngs will play for the club for the first time since the Rugby World Cup after recovering from an ankle injury.
 
He lines up in a team captained by older brother Tom, who leads Tigers in league action for the first time.
 
Jordan Crane makes his first starting appearance of the season in the back row, while Dom Barrow starts at lock after making his Tigers debut as a replacement in the win over Wasps last Sunday.
 
Telusa Veainu, a try-scorer on his debut last Sunday, is at full-back with Mathew Tait among the replacements.
 
Opeti Fonua has been ruled out for 6-8 weeks after suffering an arm fracture in the match against Wasps, but Laurence Pearce returns to the matchday squad this week.
 
Leicester Tigers (vs Exeter Chiefs, Sandy Park, Saturday 5.30pm)

15 Telusa Veainu  
14 Adam Thompstone  
13 Matt Smith  
12 Seremaia Bai  
11 Vereniki Goneva  
10 Owen Williams  
9 Ben Youngs  

1 Fraser Balmain  
2 Tom Youngs (c)     
3 Dan Cole  
4 Dom Barrow
5 Sebastian de Chaves
6 Tom Croft  
7 Lachlan McCaffrey  
8 Jordan Crane

Replacements

16 Harry Thacker  
17 Riccardo Brugnara  
18 Tiziano Pasquali  
19 Mike Fitzgerald  
20 Laurence Pearce  
21 Jono Kitto  
22 Peter Betham  
23 Mathew Tait

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