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Team news: Tigers versus Warriors

Dom Barrow and Jono Kitto come into the Leicester Tigers starting line-up for Saturday’s home game against Worcester Warriors in Round 6 of the Aviva Premiership season.

Barrow partners Graham Kitchener at lock after returning from injury as part of the squad at Sale Sharks last weekend.

England international prop Ellis Genge starts a game at Welford Road for the first time as he joins Tom Youngs and Greg Bateman in the front row.

Kitto lines up at scrum-half in his first start of the season, with the rest of the backline unchanged from the trip to Sale in Round 5.

Harry Thacker is included in the matchday squad for the first time this season after leading the Tigers Development XV to a third successive win against Sale Jets this week.

Match tickets for Saturday are still available. Book in person at Welford Road, phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or online at www.leicestertigers.com. The ticket office is open 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday, or book online any time.

Leicester Tigers (v Worcester Warriors, Welford Road, Saturday 3pm)

15 Telusa Veainu
14 Adam Thompstone
13 Peter Betham
12 Mathew Tait
11 Tom Brady
10 Owen Williams
9 Jono Kitto

1 Ellis Genge
2 Tom Youngs (c)
3 Greg Bateman
4 Dom Barrow
5 Graham Kitchener
6 Mike Williams
7 Brendon O’Connor
8 Lachlan McCaffrey

Replacements
16 Harry Thacker
17 Marcos Ayerza
18 Logovi’i Mulipola
19 Mike Fitzgerald
20 Will Evans
21 Sam Harrison
22 Jack Roberts
23 Matt Smith

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