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Posted Friday, June 4th 2021

Match preview: Leicester Tigers (a) - Gallagher Premiership

Everything you need to know ahead of the round 21 Gallagher Premiership clash with Leicester Tigers at Welford Road.


LEICESTER TIGERS LINEUP

15. Freddie Steward, 14. Harry Potter, 13. Matías Moroni, 12. Matt Scott, 11. Kini Murimurivalu, 10. Johnny McPhillips, 9. Ben Youngs; 1 Ellis Genge, 2. Tom Youngs (c), 3. Dan Cole, 4. Harry Wells, 5. Cameron Henderson, 6. George Martin, 7. Tommy Reffell, 8. Hanro Liebenberg.

Replacements: 16 Julián Montoya, 17. James Whitcombe, 18. Joe Heyes, 19. Tomás Lavanini, 20. Jasper Wiese, 21. Richard Wigglesworth, 22. Zack Henry, 23. Nemani Nadolo.

WHEN AND WHERE

The Bears' Gallagher Premiership Round 21 clash with Leicester Tigers at Welford Road is on Saturday, June 5th, with kick-off at 3pm (UK).

In the UK, the game will be televised on Channel 5 and broadcast live on BBC Radio Bristol - and you can also follow all the action in our Matchday Centre on bristolbearsrugby.com and on Twitter: @BristolBears, whilst highlights will be available to watch from 10am the following day.

FORM GUIDE

Leicester Tigers have won their last two Gallagher Premiership Rugby matches against Harlequins and Worcester and have not won three in succession in the competition for three years. The Tigers only home defeat in any tournament since the end of January was 18-23 to Northampton in Round 17 of Premiership Rugby.

Bristol Bears have lost just twice in Gallagher Premiership Rugby since Round Eight, but both of those have been in their last four matches, at home to Exeter and away to Sale last weekend. The Bears have not lost successive away matches in Premiership Rugby in the same season since January 2020.

The Bears have lost only once to the Tigers in their last five fixtures: 18-31 at Mattioli Woods Welford Road in January 2020. Bristol have beaten Leicester just once at Welford Road in Premiership Rugby: 23-20 in April 2019.

OFFICIALS

Referee: Ian Tempest (89th Premiership game). Assistant Referees: Hamish Smales & Rob Warburton. TMO: Karl Dickson. Citing Officer: Brian Campsall.


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