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Team news: Tigers versus Saracens

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Club captain Tom Youngs and England duo Dan Cole and Ben Youngs return to the starting line-up for Leicester Tigers in the home game against Saracens this Sunday (3pm).

The Youngs brothers sat out the Christmas fixture at Exeter, while prop Cole appeared as a second-half replacement at Sandy Park on his recover from a leg injury suffered on international duty during the autumn Tests.
The return of scrum-half Youngs is the only change to the backline since the Round 11 defeat at Exeter, while skipper Youngs joins Cole and Ellis Genge in the front row.
Freddie Burns continues at full-back in his 50th start for the Tigers.
More than 24,000 tickets have been sold in advance for Sunday’s game and remaining places are still available at the Tigers ticket office at Welford Road. Book in person or phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2), the office is open 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday and from 9am on matchday this weekend. Or book online any time by clicking here.
Leicester Tigers (v Saracens, Welford Road, Sunday 3.00pm)

15 Freddie Burns       
14 Peter Betham        
13 Jack Roberts
12 Manu Tuilagi         
11 Adam Thompstone
10 Owen Williams
9 Ben Youngs
1 Ellis Genge  
2 Tom Youngs (c)      
3 Dan Cole     
4 Ed Slater
5 Mike Fitzgerald
6 Mike Williams
7 Brendon O’Connor
8 Lachlan McCaffrey
16 George McGuigan
17 Pat Cilliers 
18 Greg Bateman
19 Graham Kitchener
20 Will Evans
21 Sam Harrison
22 George Worth
23 Tom Brady
Saracens: 15 Alex Goode, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Brad Barritt (c), 11 Sean Maitland, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Ben Spencer; 1 Richard Barrington, 2 Jamie George, 3 Juan Figallo, 4 Will Skelton, 5 Maro Itoje, 6 Michael Rhodes, 7 Schalk Burger, 8 Jackson Wray
Replacements: 16 Schalk Brits, 17 Titi Lamositele, 18 Petrus Du Plessis, 19 Jim Hamilton, 20 Kelly Brown, 21 Neil De Kock, 22 Alex Lozowski, 23 Nathan Earle