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Amorosino back for 'A' League trip north

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Lucas Amorosino, Joe Cobden and Peter Bucknall have been called into the Tigers Development XV for this evening's match away to Newcastle Falcons.

Argentina international Amorosino came off the replacements’ bench in the 50-29 win over Northampton Wanderers in the opening game of this season’s Premiership Rugby A League campaign at Welford Road last Monday.

Now, after a full recovery from an ankle injury, he takes the No15 shirt, with countryman Horacio Agulla moving into midfield to partner Academy prospect Cobden at centre.

Former Leeds Carnegie prop Bucknall joins Joe Duffey and Julian White in the Tigers front row. On-loan Ben Gulliver and recent signing Steve Mafi are also included in the forward pack.

Mafi was among the try-scorers when Tigers began their defence of the 'A' League title with victory over Northampton last week.

The next home game in the competition is against Leeds Carnegie on Monday, September 27 (7.30pm).

Leicester Tigers Development XV (v Newcastle Falcons, Kingston Park, 7pm Monday)
15 Lucas Amorosino
14 Lee Robinson
13 Horacio Agulla
12 Joe Cobden
11 Alex Lewington
10 George Ford
9 Sam Harrison
1 Peter Bucknall
2 Joe Duffey
3 Julian White
4 Dave Markham
5 Ben Gulliver
6 Steve Mafi
7 Jethro Rawlings
8 Ben Pienaar (c)

16 Jonny Harris
17 Charlie Clare
18 Ryan Bower
19 Rob Conquest
20 Hamish Watson
21 Luix Roussarie
22 Liam Holder
23 Will Simpson

Newcastle Falcons: 15 Mike Ward, 14 Luke Fielden, 13 Rob Vickerman (c), 12 James Fitzpatrick, 11 Michael Tait, 10 Joel Hodgson, 9 Hall Charlton; 1 Darren Fearn, 2 Kieran Brookes, 3 James Hall, 4 Filipo Levi, 5 Glen Townson, 6 Myles Scott, 7 Ben Frankland, 8 Mark Wilson. Reps: Mungo Strachan, Grant Shiells, Micky Ward, Andrew Archibald, Sam Shires, James Merton, Sep Visser, Harry Peck