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Team news | Injury forces late change to Academy side

Front-rower Jack Rowntree has been ruled out of Sunday (February 17) afternoon's U18 League Grand Final through injury, with his place on the bench taken by Bob Singer.

The side is otherwise unchanged from the matchday squad announced earlier this week, which open-side flanker Samuel Eveleigh will captain and includes seven players from the Tigers team that defeated Gloucester in last season's Grand Final at Allianz Park.

Supporters can follow the action LIVE on Twitter via the club's official account from 4.00pm.


Leicester Tigers Under-18s:

O Freddie Steward (Norwich School)

N Leo Gilliland (Brooksby Melton College)

M Ronnie Du Randt (Denstone College)

L Sam Costelow (Oakham School)

K Joe Browning (Denstone College)

J Harry Glynn (Oakham School)

I Jack Van Poortvliet (Oakham School)

A James Whitcombe (Woodhouse Grove School)

B Archie Vanes (Brooksby Melton College)

C Rob Hardwick (Rugby School)

D George Martin (Brooksby Melton College)

E Tom Manz (Denstone College)

F Emeka Ilione (Rugby School)

H Samuel Eveleigh (Leicester Grammar School) (c)

G Ollie Ashworth (Langley School)

Replacements:

P Shaun Allsopp (Stamford School)

Q Alex Maxwell (Brooksby Melton College)

R Bob Singer (Stamford School)

S Will Backhouse (Brooksby Melton College)

T Kit Smith (Oakham School)

U Jonny Law (Rugby School)

V Matt Potts (Leicester Grammar School)

W Ollie Smith (Denstone College)

Gloucester Rugby: 15 Brooke Turner, 14 Louis Hillman-Cooper, 13 Isaac Marsh, 12 Tommy Mathews, 11 Louis Rees-Zammit; 10 George Barton, 9 Stephen Varney; 1 Harry Fry, 2 Ethan Hunt, 3 Jenson Boughton; 4 Archie Benson, 5 Joe Howard (c); 6 Jack Clement, 7 Josh Gray, 8 Harry Taylor

Replacements: 16 Leyton Chambers, 17 Marcus Reading, 18 Harry Daynes; 19 Freddie Thomas, 20 Seb Blake, 21 Matty Jones, 22 Oli Parmar, 23 Max Fletcher