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Final weekend for Tigers internationals

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The international season reaches its climax for the Leicester Tigers contingent this weekend.

Ben Youngs and Manu Tuilagi start for England in the final Test in New Zealand, though Geoff Parling was been withdrawn with a hamstring injury. Freddie Burns, who joins Tigers this summer, starts at fly-half for England for the second time in the three-Test series.

Ed Slater captained England to a midweek win over Super 15 side the Crusaders but will be watching from the stands in Hamilton on Saturday.
England Under-20s are also in New Zealand, defending their Junior World Championships title. They play South Africa in the final on Friday. Henry Purdy is among the England replacements. His Tigers club colleagues Harry Rudkin and George Catchpole are also in the travelling squad.
Tigers also have interest in squads from Samoa, the USA and Italy as they reach their last matches of the 2013/14 season.
Logovi’i Mulipola is at loosehead for Samoa in their match away to Fiji this weekend.
Blaine Scully, who scored a hat-trick of tries in last week’s defeat by Japan in the Pacific Nations Cup, is on the wing for the USA as they host Canada in his home town of Sacramento.
Summer signings Leonardo Ghiraldini and Robert Barbieri are in the starting line-up for Italy in Japan.
At the end of their tours, the international players will then begin their close-season before reporting back to Tigers in the build-up to the start of Aviva Premiership action in September.