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Leicester Tigers head coach Steve Borthwick has made 14 changes to the matchday squad for Wednesday evening’s Gallagher Premiership game against London Irish at Welford Road.

Ellis Genge and Tom Youngs return after missing Saturday’s fixture and are joined in the front row by fellow international Dan Cole, who came off the bench against Bath at the weekend.Tigers Academy graduates Harry Wells and Calum Green make up the second row with

Ben Youngs and George Ford return at half-back with fellow international pairing Matt Scott and Jaco Taute in the midfield.Nemani Nadolo will make his highly-anticipated debut for Leicester while David Williams, who made his senior club debut away to Exeter in Round 15, is on the other wing.

Academy graduate Freddie Steward is at full-back in his first starting appearance of the resumed 2019/20 campaign.Included among the replacements is Charlie Clare, who scored his first Tigers try in last weekend’s outing at Welford Road, and is joined by Joe Heyes and Nephi Leatigaga as front-row cover.George Martin is in line for his second Premiership

Backs replacements are Tigers Academy graduates Ben White and Jordan Olowofela, as well as recent addition Zack Henry.Speaking about the short turnaround from Saturday into Wednesday evening, head coach Borthwick said: “Every day you have got to find ways to learn. When you

Preparation has gone well and we are really looking forward to the game.”Looking at the selected team, he added: “The players are excited about it and the opportunity to get back on to the field.“It’s exciting to see Nemani Nadolo in his first game for Leicester Tigers, he has worked exceptionally hard over a number of weeks.

Borthwick admitted that, while progress is being made, he wants to see more from the side against a “dangerous” Irish outfit.“I think we have got to keep making steps forward,” he said. “As a coach you are always dissatisfied, you always want more.“They’ve got some dangerous runners and a really experienced coaching team, a smart coaching team. I am looking forward to it and I know our players are.”

Leicester Tigers head coach Steve Borthwick has made 14 changes to his matchday squad for their game against London Irish at Welford Road.Ellis Genge and Tom Youngs return after missing Saturday’s fixture and are joined in the front-row by fellow international Dan Cole, who came off the bench against Bath at the weekend.

Tigers Academy graduates Harry Wells and Calum Green make up the second-row with Hanro Liebenberg included at blindside flanker for his first start since the Premiership resumed. He is alongside Tommy Reffell and Jordan Taufua.Ben Youngs and George Ford return at half-back with fellow international pairing Matt Scott and Jaco Taute in the midfield.

Nemani Nadolo will make his highly-anticipated debut for Leicester while David Williams, who made his senior club bow away to Exeter in Round 15, is on the other wing.Academy graduate Freddie Steward is at full-back in his first starting appearance of the resumed 2019/20 campaign.Included among the replacements is Charlie Clare, who scored his first Tigers try in last weekend’s outing at Welford Road, and is joined by Joe Heyes and Nephi Leatigaga as front-row cover.

George Martin is in line for his second Premiership appearance after impressing in his debut on Saturday, with Luke Wallace the other forward on the bench.Backs replacements are Tigers Academy graduates Ben White and Jordan Olowofela, as well as recent addition Zack Henry.Meanwhile, London Irish have confirmed their squad that is set to travel to Welford Road for the midweek clash.

Harry Elrington, Motu Matu’u and Sekope Kepu make up the front-row, with George Nott and Sebastian de Chaves continuing their partnership in the second-row.Ben Donnell is named at blindside flanker and Blair Cowan captains the side from openside flanker. Albert Tuisue continues in the number eight jersey.

Ben Meehan and Paddy Jackson are chosen to start at scrum-half and fly-half respectively, as Terrence Hepetema and Curtis Rona combine in the centres.London Irish Academy graduates make up the back three, with Ollie Hassell-Collins and Tom Parton named on the wings and Tom Homer at full-back.Form: Luke Pearce becomes just the 13th referee to take charge of 100

Premiership Rugby matches, only Wayne Barnes was younger to the milestone and that by only 31 days. Leicester Tigers have slipped to three successive Gallagher Premiership Rugby defeats but have not lost four in a row in the tournament in the same season since the 2017/18 campaign.

Tigers three defeats in Premiership Rugby at Welford Road this season were against Saracens, Exeter and Bath. London Irish have lost their last four Gallagher Premiership Rugby encounters, their worst run in the tournament since February 2018. The Exiles have won three times away from home in

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