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Castro returns in Toulon colours

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Martin Castrogiovanni will start Sunday's European Champions Rugby Cup match for Toulon against former club Leicester Tigers at Welford Road.

Italy international prop Castrogiovanni will be playing at Welford Road for the first time since leaving Tigers in the summer of 2013.
Castrogiovanni, Premiership Player of the Year in his first season with Leicester in 2006/07, made 149 appearances for the club, with this last appearance coming as part of the title-winning squad in the 2012/13 Aviva Premiership Final.
The popular prop lines up in an all-international Toulon team featuring Test players from England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, France, Argentina, Italy and Georgia.
Steffon Armitage, the European Player of the Year in 2013/14, is at openside with Mamuka Gorgodze, who played at Welford Road with Montpellier last season, at blindside.
World Cup winners Bryan Habana and Bakkies Botha are in the starting line-up, and former All Blacks back-rower Chris Masoe is named as captain.
Tickets for Sunday’s game (5.30pm kick-off) are still available from the Tigers ticket office. Call in at Welford Road, phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or book online by clicking here.
RC Toulon
15 Delon Armitage
14 Drew Mitchell
13 Mathieu Bastareaud
12 Maxime Mermoz
11 Bryan Habana
10 Nicolas Sanchez
9 Sebastien Tillous-Borde
1 Xavier Chiocci
2 Guilhem Guirado
3 Martin Castrogiovanni
4 Bakkies Botha
5 Ali Williams
6 Mamuka Gorgodze
7 Steffon Armitage
8 Chris Masoe (c)

16 Jean-Charles Orioli
17 Florian Fresia
18 Carl Hayman
19 Juan Smith
20 Rudi Wulf
21 Jocelino Suta
22 Eric Escande
23 Romain Taofifenua