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Late change to Tigers Shield side

Sam Grahamslaw has been promoted from the bench to the starting line-up for today's Premiership Rugby Shield fixture between Leicester Tigers and Newcastle at Loughborough University.

Grahamslaw replaces Owen Hills at loose-head prop, who has been withdrawn through illness.

Tigers Academy graduate Keston Lines comes in to the squad on the bench.

Tigers Development XV: 15 Sam Aspland-Robinson, 14 Leonardo Sarto, 13 Charlie Thacker, 12 Tom Hardwick, 11 Tom Varndell, 10 Joe Ford, 9 Jonny Law, 1 Sam Grahamslaw, 2 Ross McMillan, 3 David Feao, 4 Valentino Mapapalangi, 5 Sam Lewis, 6 Henri Lavin, 7 Taylor Gough, 8 Tommy Reffell (c)

Replacements: 16 Harry Mahoney, 17 Keston Lines, 18 Facundo Gigena, 19 George Martin, 20 Thom Smith, 21 Thomas Walsh, 22 Tim Bitirim, 23 Freddie Steward

Kick-off at Loughborough University is 1.00pm and the venue can be accessed via Epinal Way, Loughborough (LE11 3TU) with parking available on-site for supporters. Entry is free.