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Hipkiss returns for 'A' League derby

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Dan Hipkiss returns from injury tonight (Monday) as Leicester Tigers Development XV take on Northampton Wanderers in the Aviva Premiership Rugby A League.

Tigers and England centre Hipkiss, who has been out of action since the LV= Cup game away to Ospreys in November, is named in the starting XV for the trip to Franklin’s Gardens (kick-off 7pm).

He starts in a backline that also includes Billy Twelvetrees, Lee Robinson and George Ford. Julian White is named at tighthead and is joined in the front row by Pete Bucknall and Joe Duffey.

Kick off is at 7pm. Entry to the game is £5 for adults and £2 for concessions/juniors and supporters can pay on the gate.

Leicester Tigers Development XV (v Northampton Wanderers, Franklin’s Gardens, Monday, January 10, 7pm)
15 Alex Lewington
14 Lee Robinson
13 Dan Hipkiss
12 Billy Twelvetrees
11 Will Hurrell
10 George Ford
9 Sam Harrison
1 Pete Bucknall
2 Joe Duffey (c)
3 Julian White
4 Calum Green
5 Dave Markham
6 Dan Hemingway
7 Pieter Myburgh
8 Tom Armes

16 Charlie Clare
17 Ryan Bower
18 Gaston De Robertis
19 Matt Everard
20 Rob Conquest
21 Luix Roussarie
22 Rory Lynn
23 Joe Cobden

Northampton Wanders: 15 Greig Tonks, 14 Scott Armstrong, 13 Jamie Elliott, 12 Matt Cornwell, 11 Bruce Reihana, 10 Joe Ford, 9 Stuart Commins, 1 Regardt Dreyer, 2 Brett Sharman, 3 Tom Mercey, 4 Adam Eustace, 5 Tom Hicks, 6 James Ingle, 7 Ben Nutley, 8 Mark Easter Replacements: 16 Mike Haywood, 17 Ben Prescott, 18 Alex Waller, 19 Dan Malafosse, 20 Sam Farmer, 21 Ryan Glynn, 22 Charlie Sadler, 23 Glyn Hughes