Cole starts as Steward shifts to the wing

Cole starts as Steward shifts to the wing

Leicester Tigers have named their side for Saturday’s Investec Champions Cup Round of 16 clash at 8pm against Leinster at Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Tigers have made three changes to the team from last week’s victory away to Newcastle, with Dan Cole returning at tighthead prop.

Dan Kelly will wear number 13 while Jamie Shillcock comes in at fullback. Freddie Steward shifts to the wing.

Leicester Tigers head coach, Dan McKellar said: “We’re excited to get over to Dublin and rip into this challenge.”

“Their record speaks for itself but, like any game of rugby, if you can apply pressure and deny opportunity consistently, you’ll give yourself a great chance to be in the contest.

“We’ve got a lot of experience and fight in this group so outside of these walls is irrelevant to us; we’ll turn up to the Aviva on Saturday night ready to go with a bucket load of belief.”


15 Jamie Shillcock [23]

14 Freddie Steward [83]

13 Dan Kelly [76]

12 Solomone Kata [15]

11 Ollie Hassell-Collins [17]

10 Handré Pollard [29]

9 Jack van Poortvliet [68]

1 James Cronin [30]

2 Julián Montoya [55]

3 Dan Cole [318]

4 Harry Wells [194]

5 Kyle Hatherell [18]

6 Hanro Liebenberg [103]

7 Olly Cracknell [38]

8 Jasper Wiese [74]


16 Charlie Clare [90]

17 Francois van Wyk [48]

18 Will Hurd [38]

19 Finn Carnduff [10]

20 Emeka Ilione [21]

21 Tom Whiteley [26]

22 Phil Cokanasiga [14]

23 Mike Brown [23]

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