Leicester Tigers: team news ahead of Bristol clash at Ashton Gate

Leicester Tigers: team news ahead of Bristol clash at Ashton Gate

Steve Borthwick has named the Leicester Tigers matchday squad to play Bristol Bears on Saturday (December 3) in Round 12 of the Gallagher Premiership season. 

 


Steve Borthwick has named the Leicester Tigers matchday squad to play Bristol Bears.

 

The Leicester Tigers Head Coach welcomes back Freddie Steward, Ben Youngs and Jack van Poortvliet from international duty for the trip to Ashton Gate in Round 12 of this season’s Gallagher Premiership.


 

Dan Kelly, who is yet to feature in the 22/23 campaign, will make his first start after returning from injury.


 

After returning off the bench in last weekend’s win over London Irish at Mattioli Woods Welford Road, Ollie Chessum is named for his first start since September alongside Harry Wells in the Leicester second-row.

 

The match will be the 100th starting appearance for Wells.

 

Jasper Wiese, who returned to club action in Round 11 after the Autumn Test window, will start at No8 for the first time since mid-October.

 

STARTING XV

15 Freddie Steward [60]

14 Chris Ashton [19]

13 Guy Porter [48]

12 Dan Kelly [43] *

11 Anthony Watson [5]

10 Freddie Burns [110]

9 Ben Youngs [287]

1 James Whitcombe

2 Julián Montoya (vc) [30]

3 Dan Cole [298]

4 Harry Wells [163]

5 Ollie Chessum [35]

6 Hanro Liebenberg (c) [67]

7 Tommy Reffell [84]

8 Jasper Wiese [48]

 

REPLACEMENTS

16 Charlie Clare [60]

17 Francois van Wyk [25]

18 Joe Heyes [107]

19 Eli Snyman [25]

20 George Martin [46]

21 Jack van Poortvliet [53]

22 Charlie Atkinson [3]

23 Harry Potter [48]

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