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Team news: Tigers at London Irish

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Jordan Crane will captain Leicester Tigers at London Irish on Sunday in his 200th appearance for the club.No8 Crane made his debut for Tigers in 2006 and becomes the 91st player to reach the 200 mark since the club’s formation in 1880.   Hooker Tom Youngs and flanker Tom Croft return to Tigers colours at the Madejski Stadium after being among the England replacements for the victories over Wales and Italy in the opening weeks of the RBS 6 Nations.   Jack Roberts earns a first Premiership start at centre after some eye-catching form in recent weeks, while Miles Benjamin returns on the wing.   Ben Youngs and Dan Cole are unavailable as they are retained in the England squad after starting both Six Nations fixtures, while Robert Barbieri and Leonardo Ghiraldini are ruled out by injuries suffered on international duty with Italy in recent weeks. Julian Salvi is also sidelined by injury this week.   Leicester Tigers (vs London Irish, away, Sunday 2pm) 15 Mathew Tait 14 Vereniki Goneva 13 George Catchpole 12 Jack Roberts 11 Miles Benjamin 10 Freddie Burns 9 Sam Harrison 1 Marcos Ayerza 2 Tom Youngs 3 Logovi’i Mulipola 4 Sebastian De Chaves 5 Graham Kitchener 6 Tom Croft 7 Jamie Gibson 8 Jordan Crane (c)   Replacements 16 Neil Briggs 17 Michele Rizzo 18 Fraser Balmain 19 Jack Whetton 20 Laurence Pearce 21 David Mele 22 Seremaia Bai 23 Niall Morris   London Irish: 15 Andrew Fenby, 14 Topsy Ojo, 13 Fergus Mulchrone, 12 Eamonn Sheridan, 11 Tom Fowlie, 10 Shane Geraghty, 9 Scott Steele; 1 Tom Court, 2 David Paice, 3 Geoff Cross, 4 George Skivington, 5 Jebb Sinclair, 6 Ofisa Treviranus, 7 Conor Gilsenan, 8 Tom Guest Replacements: 16 Jimmy Stevens, 17 Matt Parr, 18 Leo Halavatau, 19 Nic Rouse, 20 Luke Narraway, 21 Darren Allinson, 22 Chris Noakes, 23 Alex Lewington