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Leicester Tigers team news for European Champions Cup semi-final

Leicester Tigers have announced an unchanged team for the European Rugby Champions Cup semi-final against Racing 92 in Nottingham on Sunday.

Director of rugby Richard Cockerill sends out the 23 players who lined up for last weekend's league win at Northampton Saints.
 
After Sam Harrison made his 100th club appearance in the win at Franklin's Gardens, this week it is the turn of Graham Kitchener to reach that mark, while Logovi'i Mulipola is also in line for his 100th appearance after being included among the replacements.
 
Ben Youngs, who made his 50th European Cup appearance in the quarter-final win over Stade Francais at Welford Road, partners Freddie Burns at half-back.
 
Cockerill said: "We went with the same group of players last week because we wanted to build momentum and we've had three good wins in three big games over the last three weeks with Gloucester, Stade Francais and Northampton.
 
"It is good to keep combinations together, we've been in pretty good form and it's nice to pick from a settled squad.
 
"Sunday will be a great occasion. We're going to enjoy it and give it everything we've got.”
 
Leicester Tigers (v Racing 92, The City Ground, Nottingham, Sunday 3.15pm)

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 Lachlan McCaffrey 
8 Opeti Fonua
             
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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