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Five Tigers wear Red Rose on home turf this Sunday

Five Leicester Tigers players will run out in England colours on their club ground at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Sunday.

The 28-cap prop Ellis Genge is vice-captain of England A for the game against Scotland A at the start of the summer series home of the Leicester Tigers, with uncapped colleagues Harry Wells, Joe Heyes, Dan Kelly and Freddie Steward also in the starting XV.

Heyes joins Genge in the front row with Wells at lock alongside Bath’s Charlie Ewels, while Kelly joins Ollie Lawrence at centre and Steward starts at full-back.

Gloucester back-rower Lewis Ludlow will captain the side, with John Mitchell in the role as head coach.

Mitchell said: “This squad has grown over the past few weeks, full of energy and competition and the players have given their all. Now the next step is for us to work even harder at becoming more cohesive in our final stages of our preparation.”
Sam Underhill (concussion) and Fraser Dingwall (calf) are unavailable for selection after picking up injuries in training.
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England A
15 Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)

14 Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)
13 Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors, 6 caps)
12 Dan Kelly (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)
11 Max Malins (Bristol Bears, on loan from Saracens, 7 caps)
10 Jacob Umaga (Wasps, uncapped)
9 Harry Randall (Bristol Bears, uncapped)
1 Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 28 caps)
2 Curtis Langdon (Sale Sharks, uncapped)
3 Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)
4 Harry Wells (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)

5 Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 21 caps)
6 Lewis Ludlow (c) (Gloucester Rugby, uncapped)
7 Ben Curry (Sale Sharks, uncapped)
8 Callum Chick (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)
16 Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)
17 Beno Obano (Bath Rugby, 1 cap)
18 Trevor Davison (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)
19 Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors, 1 cap)
20 Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 8 caps)
21 Dan Robson (Wasps, 12 caps)
22 George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 3 caps)
23 Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 9 caps)

The Scotland A team will be announced at 10.30am on Saturday.  

One player in the Scotland squad has tested positive for Covid-19 and started self-isolation. Contact tracing identified a group of eight potential contacts and they have been ruled out of the fixture. To respect medical confidentiality, Scottish Rugby will not name the individuals affected.

Scotland have called up George Taylor (Edinburgh Rugby), Stafford McDowall, D’Arcy Rae (both Glasgow Warriors), Ben Vellacott (Wasps) and Callum Hunter-Hill (Saracens) ahead of the match.

The squad and management team were PCR tested on Thursday morning and no further positive results were returned from the playing group.