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Team News | Tigers team for Harlequins away

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Leicester Tigers have named their side for Friday night’s Gallagher Premiership clash against Harlequins at 7.45pm at the Twickenham Stoop live and exclusively on TNT Sports.

Tighthead prop Dan Richardson will wear the famous Tigers number three jersey in the Gallagher Premiership for the first time with Academy prop Tim Hoyt set for his league debut off the bench.

Harry Wells and Kyle Hatherell form a new lock partnership with Olly Cracknell starting at openside in-place of Welsh international Tommy Reffell who misses out through injury.

There’s also a place in the finishers for backrower Finn Carnduff. Carnduff captained England U20s in their last training fixture after putting in some big shifts for Tigers in the Premiership Cup earlier in the season.

Leicester Tigers head coach, Dan McKellar said: “We’re excited to see Dan [Richardson] get a crack as a starter and for Tim [Hoyt] and Finn [Carnduff] getting their opportunity on the bench.

“Those boys have trained with us; they know what’s expected of them and they’ll have plenty of support from their teammates.

“Back in the league this week, there’s no doubt that Friday night’s a big game for our season so we’re looking forward to the challenge.”

STARTING XV

15 Jamie Shillcock [18]

14 Mike Brown [20]

13 Dan Kelly [73]

12 Solomone Kata [12]

11 Ollie Hassell-Collins [13]

10 Handré Pollard [25]

9 Tom Whiteley [22]

1 James Cronin [27]

2 Julián Montoya (c) [52]

3 Dan Richardson [14]

4 Harry Wells [189]

5 Kyle Hatherell [13]

6 Hanro Liebenberg [98]

7 Olly Cracknell [33]

8 Jasper Wiese [71]

REPLACEMENTS

16 Finn Theobold-Thomas [6]

17 Francois van Wyk [45]

18 Tim Hoyt [1]

19 Sam Carter [12]

20 Matt Rogerson [14]

21 Finn Carnduff [8]

22 Ben Youngs [311]

23 Matt Scott [73]