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Trio ready for run-out on Friday

England internationals Ben Youngs, George Ford and Manu Tuilagi are all in line for a first run-out of the pre-season programme in Friday’s match against the Ospreys at Welford Road (7.45pm).

Leicester Tigers head coach Matt O'Connor has shared gametime around the squad in the warm-up fixtures in the last two weeks against the Ospreys in Bridgend and then at home to Benetton Treviso, and now the squad enters a final countdown to the season-opener against Bath Rugby at Welford Road on Sunday, September 3.

Scrum-half Youngs and England fly-half Ford are ready to return to action on Friday, and Tuilagi is working his way back to match sharpness after a knee injury ended his 2016/17 season in January.

O’Connor welcomes all three back to his squad for Friday’s return fixture with the Ospreys.

“We’ve got a few players who we want to get out for a run this week, including those England guys,” O’Connor said. “We’re keen to get Manu involved and having him back will be a real positive for the group. Ben is ready to get out there and Fordy has been training really well too.”

Tigers against the Ospreys is a 7.45pm kick-off at Welford Road on Friday and tickets are available now. Book in person at the Tigers ticket office or phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2). The office is open 9.00am-5.00pm Monday-Saturday every week and open up to kick-off this Friday.

This fixture is included in Tigers season tickets.