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Team news: Tigers versus Harlequins

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Manu Tuilagi returns to the Leicester Tigers line-up for Friday's home game against Harlequins in Round 6 of the Aviva Premiership season.

Tigers centre Tuilagi played in the opening two games of the season but has sat out the last three weeks with a groin injury.
Michele Rizzo and Brad Thorn are in line for their home debuts for Tigers after coming through their first game a week ago and loosehead prop Marcos Ayerza returns to the squad for the first time this season after playing for Argentina in the Rugby Championship.
Mathew Tait has recovered from the knock he took at Gloucester last weekend and starts at full-back, while Tuilagi’s return allows top try-scorer Vereniki Goneva to revert to the wing.
Friday’s match is a 7.45pm kick-off at Welford Road. Tickets are still available from the Tigers ticket office – call in, phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or click here to book online.

Leicester Tigers (v Harlequins, Welford Road, Friday 7.45pm)
15 Mathew Tait
14 Blaine Scully
13 Manusamoa Tuilagi
12 Owen Williams
11 Vereniki Goneva
10 Freddie Burns
9 Ben Youngs (c)
1 Michele Rizzo
2 Leonardo Ghiraldini
3 Fraser Balmain
4 Brad Thorn
5 Graham Kitchener
6 Jamie Gibson
7 Julian Salvi
8 Jordan Crane
16 Neil Briggs
17 Marcos Ayerza
18 Tiziano Pasquali
19 Sebastian de Chaves
20 Robert Barbieri
21 David Mele
22 Sam Harrison
23 Miles Benjamin

Harlequins: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Marland Yarde, 13 Matt Hopper, 12 Tom Casson, 11 Aseli Tikoirotuma, 10 Nick Evans, 9 Danny Care; 1 Joe Marler (c), 2 Joe Gray, 3 Will Collier, 4 Charlie Matthews, 5 George Robson, 6 Luke Wallace, 7 Chris Robshaw, 8 Nick Easter. Replacements: 16 Dave Ward, 17 Mark Lambert, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Sam Twomey, 20 Joe Trayfoot, 21 Karl Dickson, 22 George Lowe, 23 Ollie Lindsay-Hague