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Team news: Tigers versus Ulster

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Anthony Allen and Tom Youngs are recalled into the Leicester Tigers starting line-up for Saturday's Heineken Cup Pool 5 decider against Ulster at Welford Road (6pm).

Tigers vice-captain Allen is joined by Matt Smith in midfield, with Vereniki Goneva moving to the wing in place of Miles Benjamin who has a knee injury. Club captain Toby Flood reverts to the fly-half role.

Youngs returns to the front row after missing the bonus-point win in Treviso last week, while Graham Kitchener and Ed Slater form a second-row partnership after also missing the trip to Italy. Jordan Crane returns to the No8 shirt.

Allen will be making his first appearance at Welford Road since October after coming back from injury with a role from the replacements bench in the bonus-point win at Treviso last weekend.

Rob Hawkins and Steve Mafi, who both returned from lengthy absences in Treviso, are included among the replacements.

Tigers and Ulster have already secured a place in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals but home advantage in the last eight is the prize for the winner this weekend.

Leicester Tigers (v Ulster, Welford Road, Saturday 6pm)
15 Mathew Tait
14 Niall Morris
13 Matt Smith
12 Anthony Allen
11 Vereniki Goneva
10 Toby Flood (c)
9 Ben Youngs
1 Marcos Ayerza
2 Tom Youngs
3 Dan Cole
4 Ed Slater
5 Graham Kitchener
6 Jamie Gibson
7 Julian Salvi
8 Jordan Crane

16 Rob Hawkins
17 Boris Stankovich
18 Fraser Balmain
19 Louis Deacon
20 Steve Mafi
21 David Mélé
22 Owen Williams
23 Scott Hamilton

Ulster Rugby
15 Jared Payne
14 Andrew Trimble
13 Darren Cave
12 Luke Marshall
11 Craig Gilroy
10 Paddy Jackson
9 Ruan Pienaar
1 Callum Black
2 Rory Best
3 John Afoa
4 Johann Muller (c)
5 Dan Tuohy
6 Roger Wilson
7 Chris Henry
8 Nick Williams

16 Rob Herring
17 Tom Court
18 Ricky Lutton
19 Iain Henderson
20 Robbie Diack
21 Paul Marshall
22 David McIlwaine
23 Michael Allen