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Team news | Late change to Leicester line-up

Kyle Eastmond has been ruled out by illness of the Gallagher Premiership opener away to Worcester Warriors on Saturday (October 19) afternoon at Sixways Stadium.

The international's absence sees Tom Hardwick come in to Tigers starting side at inside-centre and Andy Forsyth added to the bench.

Forsyth's inclusion means the Tigers Academy graduate is in line to play his first Premiership fixture for the club in almost seven years after re-joining Leicester over the summer on loan from Championship club Coventry.

Leicester Tigers (v Worcester Warriors, Sixways, Saturday 3.00pm)

15 George Worth

14 Adam Thompstone

13 EW Viljoen

12 Tom Hardwick

11 Jonah Holmes

10 Noel Reid

9 Ben White

1 Greg Bateman

2 Tom Youngs (c)

3 Joe Heyes

4 Will Spencer

5 Calum Green

6 Hanro Liebenberg

7 Tommy Reffell

8 Guy Thompson

Replacements

16 Jake Kerr

17 Facundo Gigena

18 Nephi Leatigaga

19 Harry Wells

20 Jordan Coghlan

21 Sam Harrison

22 Andy Forsyth

23 Jordan Olowofela