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Leicester Tigers team announcement

Leicester Tigers team announcement

Telusa Veainu and Manu Tuilagi return to the Leicester Tigers backline for Saturday’s Aviva Premiership fixture away to Gloucester Rugby (2.30pm).

The international duo are included after injury as Tigers resume league action with the Round 14 trip to Kingsholm.

Tom Youngs also returns to captain the team, joining Greg Bateman and Logovi’i Mulipola in the Tigers front row.

Brendon O’Connor makes his 50th appearance for the club since his arrival in November 2015.

“Having Telusa and Manu back has been a real positive around the place and gives us more options in the backline,” said head coach Matt O’Connor.

“We have a big challenge and we have to make sure we are bang-on for Saturday. The competition is still very tight and every point will be at a premium.”

Leicester Tigers (v Gloucester, away, Saturday 2.30pm)

15 Telusa Veainu
14 Nick Malouf
13 Manu Tuilagi
12 Matt Toomua
11 Adam Thompstone
10 Joe Ford
9 Sam Harrison

1 Greg Bateman
2 Tom Youngs (c)
3 Logovi’i Mulipola
4 Mike Fitzgerald
5 Graham Kitchener
6 Mike Williams
7 Brendon O’Connor
8 Sione Kalamafoni

Replacements

16 Tatafu Polota-Nau
17 Kyle Traynor
18 Pat Cilliers
19 Harry Wells
20 Luke Hamilton
21 Harry Simmons
22 Gareth Owen
23 Mathew Tait

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