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Team news: Tigers v Bath Rugby

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Ed Slater makes his 100th appearance for Leicester Tigers - and his first starting appearance of the season - in Sunday's Aviva Premiership Round 5 fixture against Bath Rugby at Welford Road.Club captain Slater joins Mike Fitzgerald in the Tigers second row, behind international trio Marcos Ayerza, Tom Youngs and Dan Cole.   Mike Williams and Lachlan McCaffrey return to the back row alongside Brendon O’Connor.   Tommy Bell continues at fly-half after reaching a career milestone with his 100th point for Tigers in the win over Benetton Treviso in Europe last weekend.   A reshuffled backline includes skipper Mathew Tait at full-back, Telusa Veainu on the wing and Peter Betham alongside Matt Smith at centre.   International trio Matias Aguero, Tom Croft and Seremaia Bai are among the replacements, and Graham Kitchener is included in the matchday squad for the first time this season after his recovery from injury.   Tickets are still available for Sunday at the Tigers ticket office. Call in at Welford Road (9.00am-5.00pm weekdays and from 9.00am on matchday), phone 0116 319 8888 (8.30am-5.00pm weekdays and from 8:30am on matchday) or book online any time by clicking here.   Leicester Tigers (v Bath Rugby, Welford Road, Sunday 3pm) 15 Mathew Tait (c)      14 Adam Thompstone 13 Peter Betham         12 Matt Smith 11 Telusa Veainu        10 Tommy Bell 9 Ben Youngs 1 Marcos Ayerza        2 Tom Youngs 3 Dan Cole      4 Ed Slater 5 Mike Fitzgerald 6 Mike Williams 7 Brendon O’Connor 8 Lachlan McCaffrey   Replacements 16 Greg Bateman 17 Matias Aguero        18 Fraser Balmain 19 Graham Kitchener 20 Tom Croft  21 Sam Harrison 22 Seremaia Bai         23 George Catchpole Bath Rugby: 15 Anthony Watson, 14 Semesa Rokoduguni, 13 Matt Banahan, 12 Kyle Eastmond, 11 Horacio Agulla, 10 George Ford, 9 Niko Matawalu; 1 Nick Auterac, 2 Ross Batty, 3 Henry Thomas, 4 Stuart Hooper (c), 5 Tom Ellis, 6 Matt Garvey, 7 Francois Louw, 8 Leroy Houston  Replacements: 16 Tom Dunn, 17 Nathan Catt, 18 Max Lahiff, 19 David Denton, 20 Guy Mercer, 21 Chris Cook, 22 Rhys Priestland, 23 Tom Homer