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Leicester Tigers team news for European Champions Cup quarter-final

Back-rowers Brendon O’Connor, Lachlan McCaffrey and Mike Fitzgerald return to the Leicester Tigers line-up for Sunday’s European Rugby Champions Cup quarter-final against Stade Francais Paris at Welford Road.

O'Connor came through his first appearance following injury last weekend as Tigers recorded a bonus-point win over Gloucester Rugby in the Aviva Premiership and is joined in the back row by Fitzgerald and McCaffrey who have both sat out the last two weeks.
 
In the backline, Mathew Tait returns at full-back and captains the team, with Telusa Veainu switching to the wing and Freddie Burns joins Ben Youngs at half-back.
 
Club captain Ed Slater joins internationals Logovi'i Mulipola and Tom Croft among the replacements.
 
Tickets for Sunday's game are still available from the Leicester Tigers ticket office. Call in at Welford Road or phone 0116 319 8888 (open 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday and from 9am Sunday). Or book online any time at www.leicestertigers.com.
 
Leicester Tigers (v Stade Francais Paris, Welford Road, Sunday 1.45pm)
15 Mathew Tait (c)     
14 Telusa Veainu       
13 Peter Betham        
12 Manu Tuilagi         
11 Vereniki Goneva   
10 Freddie Burns       
9 Ben Youngs
1 Marcos Ayerza       
2 Harry Thacker
3 Dan Cole     
4 Dom Barrow
5 Graham Kitchener
6 Mike Fitzgerald
7 Brendon O'Connor  
8 Lachlan McCaffrey
             
Replacements
16 Greg Bateman
17 Logovi'i Mulipola   
18 Fraser Balmain
19 Ed Slater
20 Tom Croft             
21 Sam Harrison
22 Owen Williams
23 Adam Thompstone

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