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Team News | Tigers side to take on Saints

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Steve Borthwick has named the Leicester Tigers matchday squad for the club’s away game against Northampton Saints this Saturday in Round 3 of the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership season.

Hanro Liebenberg captains the side, supported by vice-captains Dan Cole and Jack van Poortvliet.

Included in the matchday squad is Freddie Steward, who will make his first appearance of the season after touring Australia with the England senior men’s squad in the summer. The match is also the Tigers Academy graduate’s 50th starting appearance for Leicester.

After missing the Round 2 win over Newcastle Falcons, Freddie Burns returns to partner van Poortvliet as the starting half-backs.

In his first start of the campaign, the scrum-half will make his 50th senior appearance for the club.

STARTING XV:
15 Freddie Steward [56]
14 Harry Potter [43]
13 Guy Porter [46]
12 Jimmy Gopperth [2]
11 Nemani Nadolo [38]
10 Freddie Burns [104]
9 Jack van Poortvliet (vc) [49]
1 James Cronin [2]
2 Charlie Clare [54]
3 Dan Cole (vc) [292]
4 Ollie Chessum [32]
5 Calum Green [92]
6 George Martin [41]
7 Tommy Reffell [80]
8 Hanro Liebenberg (c) [61]

REPLACEMENTS:
16 Joe Taufete’e [1]
17 Francois van Wyk [19]
18 Joe Heyes [102]
19 Harry Wells [158]
20 Olly Cracknell [2]
21 Ben Youngs [284]
22 Phil Cokanasiga [2]
23 Chris Ashton [14]

Saints XV: 15 George Furbank, 14 Tommy Freeman, 13 Fraser Dingwall, 11 Matt Proctor, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Alex Mitchell; 1 Emmanuel Iyogun, 2 Sam Matavesi, 3 Alfie Petch, 4 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 5 Alex Coles, 6 Courtney Lawes, 7 Lewis Ludlam (c), 8 Juarno Augustus

Saints Replacements: 16 Mike Haywood, 17 Ethan Waller, 18 Paul Hill, 19 Alex Moon, 20 Angus Scott-Young, 21 Tom James, 22 James Grayson, 23 Tom Collins