Liebenberg and Hassell-Collins back for Leinster clash

Liebenberg and Hassell-Collins back for Leinster clash

Leicester Tigers have named their team for Saturday’s Investec Champions Cup clash against Leinster at Mattioli Woods Welford Road.

A packed house is expected on Tigers’ home turf for what is a crucial game in Leicester’s European campaign, Dan McKellar’s side needing a point to guarantee passage through to the last 16.

Ollie Hassell-Collins and Hanro Liebenberg both start on their return from injury with Handré Pollard and Jasper Wiese also back in the starting selection.

Round two’s hero Archie Vanes earns a spot in a finishing group that also features tighthead prop Will Hurd fresh off his first senior call up for Scotland.

Leicester Tigers head coach, Dan McKellar said: “It’s great to have Hanro and Ollie back fit and both those guys are raring to go this week.”

“Leinster at home in front of a packed Mattioli Woods Welford Road; we’re privileged to be part of these occasions and we’re focused on being ready to go at 3:15pm on Saturday against a quality opposition. “


15 Freddie Steward [80]

14 Harry Simmons [38]

13 Matt Scott [72]

12 Dan Kelly [72]

11 Ollie Hassell-Collins [11]

10 Handré Pollard [24]

9 Tom Whiteley [21]

1 James Cronin [26]

2 Julián Montoya (c) [51]

3 Joe Heyes [136]

4 Harry Wells [188]

5 Ollie Chessum [52]

6 Hanro Liebenberg [97]

7 Tommy Reffell [108]

8 Jasper Wiese [70]


16 Archie Vanes [11]

17 Francois van Wyk [45]

18 Will Hurd [36]

19 Sam Carter [11]

20 Kyle Hatherell [12]

21 Ben Youngs [310]

22 Jamie Shillcock [17]

23 Solomone Kata [11]

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