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Team news: Tigers at Chiefs

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Leicester Tigers welcome back Mathew Tait, Geoff Parling and Anthony Allen for Saturday's Aviva Premiership Round 2 fixture away to Exeter Chiefs.

The England international trio all make a first appearance of the season, and hooker Tom Youngs returns to the front row after starting among the replacements for the opening-day win against Newcastle Falcons.
Robert Barbieri, who made his Tigers debut last Saturday after a summer move, starts at No8.
The replacements include an all-Italian front row of international hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini and young props Riccardo Brugnara and Tiziano Pasquali.
Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill said: “Exeter have extended their stadium, laid a new pitch and we go there for their first home game of the season. We expect them to come hard at us and we’ll certainly go hard at them, so it has the makings of a decent game.
“We started with a good, solid five points last weekend but we know we have to be better and work harder.”
Tigers will wear the new orange alternate kit at Sandy Park.
Saturday’s match is broadcast live on BT Sport or keep in touch with the Tigers social media team.
Leicester Tigers (v Exeter Chiefs, Sandy Park, Saturday 3.15pm)
15 Mathew Tait
14 Niall Morris
13 Manusamoa Tuilagi                      
12 Anthony Allen
11 Vereniki Goneva
10 Freddie Burns
9 Ben Youngs (c)
1 Logovi’i Mulipola
2 Tom Youngs
3 Fraser Balmain
4 Graham Kitchener
5 Geoff Parling
6 Jamie Gibson
7 Julian Salvi
8 Robert Barbieri
16 Leonardo Ghiraldini
17 Riccardo Brugnara
18 Tiziano Pasquali
19 Sebastian De Chaves
20 Jordan Crane
21 David Mele
22 Owen Williams
23 Matt Smith

Exeter Chiefs: 15 Chrysander Botha, 14 Ian Whitten, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Sam Hill, 11 Matt Jess, 10 Gareth Steenson, 9 Haydn Thomas; 1 Carl Rimmer, 2 Jack Yeandle (c), 3 Tomas Francis, 4 Mitch Lees, 5 Ryan Caldwell, 6 Dave Ewers, 7 Ben White, 8 Thomas Waldrom. Replacements: 16 Elvis Taione, 17 Ben Moon, 18 Moray Low, 19 Damian Welch, 20 Kai Horstmann, 21 Will Chudley, 22 Ceri Sweeney, 23 Jack Arnott