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Deacon, Tuilagi and Woods return to action

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Louis Deacon, Alesana Tuilagi and Ben Woods will return from lengthy injury absences to play for Leicester Tigers in this evening's Guinness A League fixture against Gloucester United at Welford Road (7pm kick-off).

England international lock Deacon will be making his first appearance of the season after a back injury, while Tuilagi and Woods return after their recovery from knee problems.

An experienced Tigers line-up includes Tom Varndell, Ayoola Erinle, Sam Vesty, Mefin Davies, Santiago Bonorino, Dan Cole and Ben Herring, while Ben Pienaar also makes his first Tigers appearance of the season after injury.

Season ticket holders are entitled to free admission on production of their season ticket book, while all other supporters can gain free entry upon completion of the voucher which is available to download here or can be cut out of yesterday's match programme or collected from the stadium.

Leicester Tigers Development XV (v Gloucester United, Welford Road, Monday 7pm)
15 Jack Cobden
14 Alesana Tuilagi
13 Ayoola Erinle
12 Greig Tonks
11 Tom Varndell
10 Sam Vesty
9 Sam Harrison
1 Dan Cole
2 Mefin Davies
3 Santiago Bonorino
4 Calum Green
5 Louis Deacon (captain)
6 Ben Woods
7 Ben Herring
8 Ben Pienaar

Tom Youngs
Dan Hemingway
Mark Deaville
Adam Parkins
Finlay Barnham
Will Hurrell
Elliott Read