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Leicester Tigers name team to face Gloucester Rugby

Leicester Tigers name team to face Gloucester Rugby

Will Evans and Mike Williams return to the Leicester Tigers forward pack for Saturday’s home game against Gloucester Rugby in Round 12 of the Gallagher Premiership season.

Head coach Geordan Murphy names Williams and Evans in the back row, with Mike Fitzgerald moving into the second row alongside Graham Kitchener.

There is also a change in the backline where Jordan Olowofela returns on the wing, with Jonah Holmes reverting to the full-back spot.

Greg Bateman returns from injury to take his place among the replacements, and there is a place for Kyle Eastmond after serving a ban.

Head coach Murphy said: “It’s good to have Greg and Kyle back available to play this week and give us extra options in the squad.

“We were frustrated not to get more out of a very physical game at Bath last weekend, but we’ve been working on where we can improve and Gloucester will present a big challenge.”

Tickets for Saturday’s game are available now at the Tigers ticket office. Book in person at Welford Road, phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or online

Leicester Tigers (v Gloucester Rugby, Welford Road, Saturday 3.00pm)

15 Jonah Holmes
14 Jonny May
13 Manu Tuilagi
12 Matt Toomua
11 Jordan Olowofela
10 George Ford (c)
9 Ben Youngs

1 Ellis Genge
2 Tatafu Polota-Nau
3 Dan Cole
4 Mike Fitzgerald
5 Graham Kitchener
6 Mike Williams
7 Will Evans
8 Sione Kalamafoni


16 Jake Kerr
17 Greg Bateman
18 Joe Heyes
19 Harry Wells
20 Brendon O’Connor
21 Ben White
22 Kyle Eastmond
23 George Worth

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