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Preview | Tigers take on Irish in London

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Leicester Tigers travel to Brentford to take on London Irish in Round 18 of the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership season.

Tigers have won four of their five most recent meetings with The Exiles including Round 8 of the current campaign, in November, when Leicester were two-point, 33-31 winners at Mattioli Woods Welford Road.

In the 73 meetings between the clubs before Saturday evening, Tigers and Irish have played at Gtech Community Stadium three times - where Leicester have won just once, in October 2021.

Richard Wigglesworth has named an unchanged starting side from the Round 17 victory over Saracens at Mattioli Woods Welford Road - the first time Tigers have named the same XV in successive fixtures for almost six years.

The bench includes three changes from last week’s win in Harry Wells, Emeka Ilione and Tom Whiteley.

Wells replaces Eli Snyman and Whiteley replaces Sam Edwards, while Ilione is included in place of Tommy Reffell who will feature for Wales in their Guinness Six Nations game against England in Cardiff.

The Tigers back-rower will come up against club mates Ollie Chessum, Jack van Poortvliet, Freddie Steward and Dan Cole who were named in the England side.

The London Irish team includes former Tigers Facundo Gigena and Rory Jennings.

Supporters not making the trip to Brentford can watch the match on PRTV - Premiership Rugby's streaming service.