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Gibson returns for Heineken Cup Final

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Daryl Gibson returns to the Tigers starting line up for this Sunday's Heineken Cup Final against London Wasps at Twickenham (kick-off 2.30pm).

The former All Black centre replaces Ollie Smith, who drops to the replacements bench.

Frank Murphy partners Andy Goode at half-back, with Dan Hipkiss joining Gibson in midfield and Geordan Murphy, Seru Rabeni and Alesana Tuilagi forming an exciting back three.

In the pack, Shane Jennings starts at openside flanker in his last game for the club, with Lewis Moody and Martin Corry named alongside him in the back row.

Ben Kay and Louis Deacon form an all-England second row pairing, with international colleagues Julian White and George Chuter joining Argentinean prop Marcos Ayerza in the front row.

Ian Humphreys replaces the ineligible Ben Youngs on the bench, with Sam Vesty included with Smith, Brett Deacon, Leo Cullen, Alex Moreno and James Buckland for the club's third Twickenham final of the season.

Tigers vs London Wasps (Twickenham, kick-off 2.30pm)

15 Geordan Murphy
14 Seru Rabeni
13 Danny Hipkiss
12 Daryl Gibson
11 Alesana Tuilagi
10 Andy Goode
9 Frank Murphy

1 Marcos Ayerza
2 George Chuter
3 Julian White
4 Louis Deacon
5 Ben Kay
6 Lewis Moody
7 Shane Jennings
8 Martin Corry  (captain)


16 James Buckland
17 Alex Moreno
18 Leo Cullen
19 Brett Deacon
20 Ian Humphreys
21 Sam Vesty
22 Ollie Smith