Friday, 28 September 2012

Teams named for Chiefs Clash

Dan Bowden makes his Tigers debut as they look to set the record the straight against Exeter Chiefs this Saturday and gain revenge for the two defeats they suffered at the hands of Exeter last season.  George Chuter also makes his first start as the season as Manu Tuilagi misses out again, despite strong rumours from inside the camp that he is fit.  Other changes see the props, once again, swop over and Thomas Waldrom replaces Steve Mafi in the back row after he had to be withdrawn last week through injury.  JC will again captain the side as he seeks a better result and performance than last week.  Ed Slater also returns from injury to feature on the bench for the first time this season.

15 Scott Hamilton
14 Niall Morris
13 Matt Smith
12 Dan Bowden
11 Vereniki Goneva
10 Toby Flood
9 Sam Harrison
1 Logovi'i Mulipola
2 George Chuter
3 Dan Cole
4 Graham Kitchener
5 Geoff Parling
6 Jordan Crane (c)
7 Julian Salvi
8 Thomas Waldrom

16 Tom Youngs
17 Boris Stankovich
18 Martin Castrogiovanni
19 Ed Slater
20 Brett Deacon
21 Patrick Phibbs
22 George Ford
23 Adam Thompstone

Exeter come to Welford Road looking to secure consecutive victories at Welford Road and three-peat victories over the Tigers.  All Black Jason Shoemark come back into the side for Phil Dollman as Naqelevuki and Whitten shift out one.  Ex-Coventry flanker Tom Johnson returns to the side after missing his first Premiership game through injury as James Phillips drops out of the 23 entirely.  Former Tigers Chris Whitehead and Ignacio Mieres both start in the Chiefs line up.
15 Luke Arscott
14 Ian Whitten
13 Sireli Naqelevuki
12 Jason Shoemark
11 Matt Jess
10 Ignacio Mieres
9 Haydn Thomas
1 Brett Sturgess
2 Chris Whitehead
3 Carl Rimmer
4 Tom Hayes (capt)
5 James Hanks
6 Tom Johnson
7 James Scaysbrook
8 Richard Baxter
16 Simon Alcott
17 Ben Moon
18 Chris Budgen
19 Aly Muldowney
20 Ben White
21 Will Chudley
22 Gareth Steenson
23 Phil Dollman

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