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Match preview: Tigers at Harlequins

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Harlequins welcome Leicester Tigers to the Twickenham Stoop on Saturday with both teams chasing successive Aviva Premiership victories.

While Tigers notched a first win of the season against Gloucester in Round 3 a week ago, Quins were making it two in a row as they backed up a home win over Gloucester by becoming the first Premiership team to win on Wasps territory last Sunday.

Quins are chasing a hat-trick of league victories for the first time since May 2014.

Tigers, though, did claim a home-and-away double over their rivals last season – for the first time since 2010/11 – with Sam Harrison and Freddie Burns on the scoresheet in a 27-18 win at The Stoop in February.

Team news was announced by both camps at noon on Friday, with Tigers head coach Matt O’Connor recalling Dom Barrow after injury and giving Dominic Ryan a place in the back row.

Quins give a starting place to new England squad member Marcus Smith at fly-half but are without prop Joe Marler after he suffered a rib injury in the win over Wasps in Round 3.

Tigers will wear the club’s all white alternate kit at The Stoop.

Referee is Ian Tempest in his 34th Premiership match in charge.

Kick-off is at 3.00pm and there is live coverage on BT Sport.

Tickets are still available to purchase online from Harlequins. Supporters are urged to use the desktop ticketing site and not the mobile site as this does not display accurate availability. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased by phoning the Quins ticket office on 020 8410 6010.

If you are not travelling to the game, you can still keep up with all of the action using the club's Matchday Live service online and on the club app. Click here for more details.       

Tigers return to Welford Road in Round 5 for a match against defending league champions Exeter Chiefs. Kick-off on Saturday, September 30 is at 3.00pm and tickets are available now. Book in person at Welford Road, phone 0116 3189 8888 (option 2) or online.