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Team news: Tigers versus Sale Sharks

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International trio Geoff Parling, Brad Thorn and Blaine Scully return to the Leicester Tigers line-up for Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixture against Sale Sharks at Welford Road (3pm).Parling has returned to fitness following a knee injury and has been released from the England squad this week, while second-rower Thorn and wing Scully also return as Tigers host the Round 16 fixture.   Laurence Pearce starts in the back row with Julian Salvi still sidelined by a calf injury, and Fijian duo Seremaia Bai and Vereniki Goneva team up in midfield.   Tommy Bell is called up among the replacements against his former club and there is also a place for Christian Loamanu in the matchday squad for the first time since the Barbarians fixture in November.   Tickets for Saturday’s match are still available from the Tigers ticket office. Call in at Welford Road or phone 0116 319 8888 (open 8.30am- 5pm Friday and from 9am Saturday) to book. Or click here to book online and collect on the way to the stadium or use the print at home facility.   Leicester Tigers (v Sale Sharks, Welford Road, Saturday 3pm) 15 Mathew Tait 14 Blaine Scully 13 Vereneki Goneva 12 Seremaia Bai 11 Adam Thompstone 10 Freddie Burns 9 Sam Harrison 1 Marcos Ayerza 2 Neil Briggs 3 Logovi’i Mulipola 4 Brad Thorn 5 Geoff Parling 6 Laurence Pearce 7 Jamie Gibson 8 Jordan Crane (c)   Replacements 16 Harry Thacker 17 Michele Rizzo 18 Fraser Balmain 19 Sebastian De Chaves 20 Jack Whetton 21 David Mele 22 Tommy Bell 23 Christian Loamanu   Sale Sharks: 15 Mike Haley, 14 Tom Arscott, 13 Johnny Leota, 12 Sam Tuitupou, 11 Mark Cueto, 10 Nick Macleod, 9 Chris Cusiter, 1 Eifion Lewis Roberts, 2 Marc Jones, 3 Vadim Cobilas, 4 Jonathan Mills, 5 Nathan Hines, 6 Dan Braid (c), 7 Magnus Lund, 8 Josh Beaumont. Replacements: 16 Tommy Taylor, 17 Maxim Cobilas, 18 Ross Harrison, 19 Mark Easter, 20 David Seymour, 21 Will Cliff, 22 Joe Ford, 23 Tom Brady.