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Team news: Tigers in Toulon

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International forwards Geoff Parling, Leonardo Ghiraldini and Robert Barbieri return to the starting line-up as Leicester Tigers face RC Toulon in the European Rugby Champions Cup on Saturday.

Parling, who returned from injury as a replacement in the win over Toulon at Welford Road in Round 3 last weekend, comes into the second row.
Ghiraldini, who earned his 70th Test cap for Italy during the autumn, is at hooker, while Barbieri wears the No8 shirt.
Tom Youngs and Jordan Crane are named among the replacements and Sebastian de Chaves also joins the matchday squad. In the only other change from the home leg against the double European champions, there is also a place in the 23 for Tom Croft.
Ben Youngs, who made his 40th European Cup appearance for the club in Round 3 last weekend, leads the Tigers team as captain.
Leicester Tigers (v RC Toulon, Stade Mayol, Saturday 4.15pm local time/3.15pm UK time)
15 Mathew Tait
14 Blaine Scully
13 Matt Smith
12 Anthony Allen                              
11 Vereniki Goneva
10 Owen Williams
9 Ben Youngs (c)
1 Marcos Ayerza
2 Leonardo Ghiraldini
3 Dan Cole
4 Brad Thorn
5 Geoff Parling
6 Jamie Gibson
7 Julian Salvi
8 Robert Barbieri
16 Tom Youngs
17 Michele Rizzo
18 Fraser Balmain
19 Sebastian de Chaves
20 Jordan Crane
21 Tom Croft
22 Sam Harrison
23 Freddie Burns
RC Toulon:
15 Leigh Halfpenny
14 Delon Armitage
13 Mathieu Bastareaud
12 Maxime Mermoz
11 Bryan Habana
10 Nicolas Sanchez
9 Sebastien Tillous-Borde
1 Alexandre Menini
2 Guilhem Guirado
3 Levan Chilachava
4 Bakkies Botha
5 Ali Williams
6 Juan Smith
7 Steffon Armitage
8 Chris Masoe (c)

16 Jean-Charles Orioli
17 Florian Fresia
18 Carl Hayman
19 Mamuka Gorgodze
20 James O'Connor
21 Jocelino Suta
22 Michael Claassens
23 Romain Taofifenua