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Team News | Tigers largely unchanged for Loughborough derby

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The Leicester Tigers matchday squad to face Loughborough Lightning in Round 11 of the Allianz Premiership Women's Rugby season has been named.

Natasha Jones captains the side for the second instalment of the Leicestershire derby, in which the skipper will become the first women's player in Tigers history to make 30 appearances for the club.

The starting side is unchanged from last weekend's thriller at Mattioli Woods Welford Road against Gloucester-Hartpury, the first time Head of Women's Rugby Vicky Macqueen has retained the matchday squad in back-to-back fixtures.

In the only change to the replacements from Round 10, Ofure Ugiagbe replaces Eva Donaldson on the bench.

Meanwhile, Morgan Richardson, if used, will join captain Jones in reaching 30 appearances for Leicester.

STARTING XV
15 Tess Feury [8]
14 Amelia Tutt [5]
13 Meg Jones [9]
12 Claire Gallagher [3]
11 Francesca McGhie [9]
10 Natasha Jones (c) [29]
9 Amy Relf [28]
1 Leah Bartlett [9]
2 Elis Martin [9]
3 Lisa Cockburn [8]
4 Julia Omokhuale [2]
Catha Jacobs [6]
6 Keia Mae Sagapolu Sanele [8]
7 Roisin McBrien [26]
8 Tahlia Brody [8]

REPLACEMENTS
16 Alana Bainbridge [10]
17 Churchy Knight [26]
18 Ofure Ugiagbe [25]
19 Charlotte Fray [15]
20 Becky Noon [28]
21 Morgan Richardson [29]
22 Lucy Nye [19]
23 Sarah Nicholas [6]