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Team news: Tigers versus Sharks

Graham Kitchener starts in the second row
Graham Kitchener starts in the second row
Graham Kitchener and Adam Thompstone will make their 100th starting appearances in a Leicester Tigers shirt in the final home game of the season, against Sale Sharks on Saturday.

Kitchener, signed from Worcester Warriors in 2011, is included in the second row alongside Dom Barrow, while club captain Tom Youngs and back-rower Luke Hamilton return in the only changes to the pack following the bonus-point win over Newcastle Falcons in the last league game.
Thompstone joined Tigers from London Irish in 2012 and was this week named as the Players’ Player of the Year. He is included in a backine which shows two changes for the Aviva Premiership Round 21 clash with the Falcons as Owen Williams starts at centre and Mathew Tait comes in at full-back in the absence of Maxime Mermoz and Telusa Veainu.
Matt Smith and Peter Betham are included among the replacements.

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Leicester Tigers (v Sale Sharks, Welford Road, Saturday 3.00pm)
15 Mathew Tait
14 Adam Thompstone
13 Jack Roberts
12 Owen Williams
11 J P Pietersen               
10 Freddie Burns             
9 Ben Youngs    
1 Ellis Genge      
2 Tom Youngs (C)            
3 Dan Cole          
4 Dom Barrow
5 Graham Kitchener
6 Mike Williams
7 Brendon O'Connor
8 Luke Hamilton
6 George McGuigan
17 Greg Bateman
18 Fraser Balmain
19 Mike Fitzgerald
20 Harry Thacker
21 Sam Harrison
22 Matt Smith
23 Peter Betham             
Sale Sharks: 15 Mike Haley, 14 Denny Solomona, 13 Sam James, 12 Mark Jennings, 11 Josh Charnley, 10 AJ MacGinty, 9 Mike Phillips; 1 Ross Harrison, 2 Rob Webber (c), 3 Kieran Longbottom, 4 Bryn Evans, 5 Andrei Ostrikov, 6 Cameron Neild, 7 Tom Curry, 8 Laurence Pearce
Replacements: 16 Ben Curry, 17 James Flynn, 18 Diogo Ferreira, 19 George Nott, 20 David Seymour, 21 Peter Stringer, 22 Johnny Leota, 23 Byron McGuigan