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Leicester Tigers team news for Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 5

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Ed Slater makes his 100th appearance for Leicester Tigers – and his first starting appearance of the season – in Sunday’s Aviva Premiership Round 5 fixture against Bath Rugby at Welford Road.

Club captain Slater joins Mike Fitzgerald in the Tigers second row, behind international trio Marcos Ayerza, Tom Youngs and Dan Cole.
 
Mike Williams and Lachlan McCaffrey return to the back row alongside Brendon O'Connor.
 
Tommy Bell continues at fly-half after reaching a career milestone with his 100th point for Tigers in the win over Benetton Treviso in Europe last weekend.
 
A reshuffled backline includes skipper Mathew Tait at full-back, Telusa Veainu on the wing and Peter Betham alongside Matt Smith at centre.
 
International trio Matias Aguero, Tom Croft and Seremaia Bai are among the replacements, and Graham Kitchener is included in the matchday squad for the first time this season after his recovery from injury.
 
Tickets are still available for Sunday at the Tigers ticket office. Call in at Welford Road (9.00am-5.00pm weekdays and from 9.00am on matchday), phone 0116 319 8888 (8.30am-5.00pm weekdays and from 8:30am on matchday) or book online any time at www.leicestertigers.com
 
Leicester Tigers (v Bath Rugby, Welford Road, Sunday 3pm)

15 Mathew Tait (c)     
14 Adam Thompstone
13 Peter Betham        
12 Matt Smith
11 Telusa Veainu       
10 Tommy Bell
9 Ben Youngs
1 Marcos Ayerza       
2 Tom Youngs
3 Dan Cole     
4 Ed Slater
5 Mike Fitzgerald
6 Mike Williams
7 Brendon O'Connor
8 Lachlan McCaffrey
 
Replacements
16 Greg Bateman
17 Matias Aguero       
18 Fraser Balmain
19 Graham Kitchener
20 Tom Croft 
21 Sam Harrison
22 Seremaia Bai        
23 George Catchpole

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