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Posted Friday, February 26th 2021

Match preview: Leicester Tigers (h) - Gallagher Premiership

Everything you need to know ahead of the round 11 Gallagher Premiership clash with Leicester Tigers, in our Langley House Big Match Preview.



LEICESTER TIGERS LINEUP

15. Kini Murimurivalu, 14. Kobus Van Wyk, 13. Matías Moroni, 12. Dan Kelly, 11. Guy Porter, 10. Joaquín Díaz Bonilla, 9. Jack Van Poortvliet; 1. Nephi Leatigaga, 2. Tom Youngs (c), 3. Joe Heyes, 4. Cameron Henderson, 5. Tomás Lavanini, 6. Harry Wells, 7. Tommy Reffell, 8. Ollie Chessum.

Replacements: 16. Charlie Clare, 17. James Whitcombe, 18. Dan Cole, 19. Calum Green, 20. Luke Wallace, 21. Ben White, 22. Johnny McPhillips, 23. Harry Simmons

WHEN AND WHERE

The Bears' round 11 Gallagher Premiership clash with Leicester Tigers is on Saturday, February 27th, with kick-off at 1pm (UK).

In the UK, the game will be televised on BT Sport Extra 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

Bristol Bears have suffered only one defeat in Gallagher Premiership Rugby since the opening round: 13-20 at home to Sale on February 5th. The Bears only other home defeat in any competition this season was to Clermont Auvergne in the European Champions Cup in December.

Leicester Tigers last three matches have all been won by the home side on the day. The Tigers only away win this season, in a game that was played, was 28-20 at Bayonne in Round 2 of the European Challenge Cup.

Bristol’s only defeat in their last four fixtures against Leicester was 18-31 at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on January 4th 2020. The Tigers have won only once at Ashton Gate in four previous visits: 21-16 in November 2016.

OFFICIALS

Referee: Christophe Ridley (34th Premiership game). Assistant Referees: Craig Maxwell-Keys & Dean Richards. TMO: Claire Hodnett. Citing Officer: Grant Seely.


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