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Leicester Tigers team news for Aviva Premiership trip to face Warriors

Vereniki Goneva and Owen Williams return to the Leicester Tigers team for Saturday’s Aviva Premiership Round 6 fixture away to Worcester Warriors (3pm).

Both men missed the wins over Benetton Treviso in Europe and Bath Rugby in the last round of league action, but return for the weekend trip to Sixways.
 
Club captain Ed Slater leads the team after making his 100th appearance for the Tigers in the win over Bath, and he is joined in the second row by Graham Kitchener in his first start of the season.
 
There is some rotation in the forward pack with Matias Aguero starting in the front row for the first time and Jordan Crane returning at No8. The replacements include international front rows Marcos Ayerza and Tom Youngs.
 
Leicester Tigers (v Worcester Warriors, away, Saturday 3pm)

15 Telusa Veainu 
14 Adam Thompstone 
13 Peter Betham 
12 Seremaia Bai 
11 Vereniki Goneva 
10 Owen Williams 
9 Sam Harrison 
1 Matias Aguero 
2 Greg Bateman    
3 Dan Cole 
4 Ed Slater (c) 
5 Graham Kitchener 
6 Mike Williams 
7 Tom Croft 
8 Jordan Crane 

Replacements

16 Tom Youngs 
17 Marcos Ayerza 
18 Fraser Balmain 
19 Dom Barrow 
20 Lachlan McCaffrey 
21 Jono Kitto 
22 Tommy Bell 
23 Matt Smith

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