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Leicester look to bolster defence

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Healey's move to the wing sees Sam Vesty move in to fill the vacant fullback spot. The Tigers will be looking to make up for their loss to Sale in the Powergen Cup last weekend.

"Credit to Sale, but from our point of view all of their tries were preventable, and that was the disappointing thing – defensive errors cost us dearly," said Richards.

"Elsewhere in the game, we'd been previously criticising our players for their indiscipline, but in fairness they only gave away two penalties in the first 80 minutes and then another two in extra-time.

"It was just a defensive alignment error which happened on a number of occasions which cost us dearly. We've been working hard on it this week and I'm sure that it won't happen again."

Leicester: 15 Sam Vesty, 14 Austin Healey, 13 Ollie Smith, 12 Daryl Gibson, 11 Freddie Tuilagi, 10 Ramiro Pez, 9 Harry Ellis, 8 Adam Balding, 7 Josh Kronfeld (captain), 6 Dan Lyle, 5 Louis Deacon, 4 Stewart Campbell, 3 Darren Morris, 2 Jim Richards, 1 Graham Rowntree.Replacements: 16 George Chuter, 17 Ricky Nebbett, 18 Henry Tuilagi, 19 Will Skinner, 20 Tom Tierney, 21 Glenn Gelderbloom, 22 John Holtby.

Kick-off: 16.00


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