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Leicester Tigers team news for Champions Cup

Leicester Tigers team news for Champions Cup

Manu Tuilagi and Logogvi’i Mulipola return to the Leicester Tigers starting line-up for the European Champions Cup match against Benetton Treviso at Welford Road on Saturday evening.

Tuilagi starts his first game in 15 months after recovering from a long-term groin injury and Samoan prop Mulipola makes only his fourth starting appearance of the season after overcoming a knee injury.
 
Mulipola joins captain Tom Youngs and Dan Cole in the front row, and there is a place for Jordan Crane in the back row alongside Mike Fitzgerald and Tom Croft.
 
Tommy Bell comes into the team at full-back and Vereniki Goneva is on the wing after missing the local derby against Northampton Saints last weekend. Freddie Burns starts at fly-half with Owen Williams sidelined after suffering a fractured jaw last week.
 
Kick-off in the Pool 4 fixture is at 7.45pm and match tickets are available now. Book at Welford Road, phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or book online at www.leicestertigers.com. The office is open 9am-5pm weekdays and from 9am on Saturday; phone lines are open from 8.30am every day.
 
Fixtures in the pool rounds of Europe are included in Tigers season tickets.
 
Supporters who hold season tickets for under-10s or juniors, or for children as part of a Tigers family season ticket, can exchange these for adult tickets free of charge to allow you to enjoy the match with family and friends if kick-off is too late for younger members. Please note that all upgrades will require the issue of a replacement paper ticket from the Tigers ticket office.
 
Leicester Tigers (v Benetton Treviso, Welford Road, Saturday 7.45pm)
15 Tommy Bell
14 Adam Thompstone
13 Mathew Tait          
12 Manu Tuilagi         
11 Vereniki Goneva   
10 Freddie Burns       
9 Ben Youngs

1 Logovi'i Mulipola     
2 Tom Youngs (c)      
3 Dan Cole     
4 Dom Barrow
5 Graham Kitchener
6 Mike Fitzgerald
7 Tom Croft   
8 Jordan Crane          
 
Replacements
16 Harry Thacker
17 Marcos Ayerza     
18 Fraser Balmain
19 Sebastian de Chaves
20 Laurence Pearce
21 Jono Kitto
22 Seremaia Bai        
23 Peter Betham        
  

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