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Team news: Tigers v Bath in LV= Cup

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Leicester Tigers recall half-backs Sam Harrison and Owen Williams for Friday's LV= Cup match against Bath Rugby at Welford Road. Kick-off is at 7.45pm and tickets are available now.

Harrison has recovered from injury to make his fourth appearance of the season, taking over from David Mélé, while fly-half Williams exchanges places with Ryan Lamb who is among the replacements this week.

George Catchpole is selected on the left wing following Adam Thompstone’s call-up to the England Saxons squad.

Tom Price comes in at lock, with Steve Mafi switching to the back row alongside Argentina international Pablo Matera, who makes his first appearance at Welford Road, and No8 Thomas Waldrom who is named as captain.

Other senior players in the line-up include Scott Hamilton, Matt Smith and Rob Hawkins.

Henry Purdy and Will Owen, who were in the 23-man squad at Harlequins last weekend, are with England Under-20s for the start of their Six Nations campaign and are replaced on the bench by Academy wing Rhys Williams and back-rower Michael Noone.

This match is included in Tigers season tickets. For all other supporters, match tickets are available now from the Tigers ticket office or phone 0844 856 1880. The office is open until 5pm Thursday and from 8.30am Friday up to kick-off. Or book online.

Leicester Tigers (v Bath Rugby, Welford Road, Friday 7.45pm)
15 Blaine Scully
14 Scott Hamilton
13 Matt Smith
12 Terrence Hepetema
11 George Catchpole
10 Owen Williams
9 Sam Harrison
1 Tom Bristow
2 Rob Hawkins
3 Fraser Balmain
4 Tom Price
5 Sebastian De Chaves
6 Steve Mafi
7 Pablo Matera
8 Thomas Waldrom (c)

16 George Chuter
17 Boris Stankovich
18 Tiziano Pasquali
19 Harry Wells
20 Michael Noone
21 Scott Steele
22 Ryan Lamb
23 Rhys Williams

Bath Rugby
15 Nick Abendanon
14 Richard Lane
13 Matt Banahan
12 Gavin Henson
11 Tom Biggs
10 Ollie Devoto
9 Peter Stringer
1 Charlie Beech
2 Ross Batty
3 Juan Pablo Orlandi
4 Stuart Hooper (c)
5 Dominic Day
6 David Sisi
7 Alafoti Fa'osiliva
8 Leroy Houston

16 Rob Webber
17 Anthony Perenise
18 Kane Palma-Newport
19 Ryan Caldwell
20 Carl Fearns
21 Francois Louw
22 Martin Roberts
23 Olly Woodburn