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Leicester Tigers team news v Newcastle Falcons

Ben Youngs, Telusa Veainu and Owen Williams return to the Leicester Tigers backline for Sunday’s Aviva Premiership Round 3 trip to Newcastle Falcons.

Scrum-half Youngs starts his first game of the season, with Veainu back in action after missing the match against Wasps in Round 2 last weekend. Williams joins Peter Betham in the centres after coming off the bench last weekend on his return from an arm injury.

England duo Ellis Genge and Dan Cole join former Newcastle hooker George McGuigan in the front row, while Graham Kitchener returns at lock. Mike Williams starts at flanker after coming through his comeback game after injury last week.

Mathew Tait leads the team against his former club with Tom Youngs alongside fellow international front-rower Marcos Ayerza among the replacements. Young flanker Will Evans and scrum-half Jono Kitto are also included on the bench.

There is live coverage of Sunday’s game on BT Sport, or follow all the updates on Tigers social media pages and website.

Tigers return to home turf next Sunday for a Round 4 fixture against Bath Rugby. Match tickets are on general sale now. Call in at Welford Road or phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) to book at the ticket office. The office is open 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday. Or book online any time at www.leicestertigers.com

Leicester Tigers (v Newcastle Falcons, away, Sunday 3pm)

15 Mathew Tait (c)
14 Telusa Veainu
13 Peter Betham
12 Owen Williams
11 JP Pietersen
10 Freddie Burns
9 Ben Youngs

1 Ellis Genge
2 George McGuigan
3 Dan Cole
4 Mike Fitzgerald
5 Graham Kitchener
6 Mike Williams
7 Brendon O’Connor
8 Luke Hamilton

Replacements
16 Tom Youngs
17 Marcos Ayerza
18 Greg Bateman
19 Ed Slater
20 Will Evans
21 Jono Kitto
22 Jack Roberts
23 Adam Thompstone

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