Leicester Tigers side to play Bristol Bears

Leicester Tigers side to play Bristol Bears

Richard Wigglesworth has named the Leicester Tigers matchday squad to play Bristol Bears in Round 21 of the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership.


Julián Montoya will captain the team at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Saturday afternoon.


Wigglesworth welcomes back Dan Cole, Jack van Poortvliet, Freddie Steward and Anthony Watson (England), as well as Tommy Reffell (Wales) to the matchday squad following the conclusion of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations.


Anthony Watson, in his return to club duty, joins Harry Potter and Mike Brown in the back three.


Jimmy Gopperth, who did not feature in the club’s last outing away to Gloucester, starts in the Leicester midfield alongside Matt Scott.


Ben Youngs and Handré Pollard are the starting half-backs for a fifth successive match.


In the Tigers pack, George Martin and Cameron Henderson start in the second row after coming on as replacements in Round 20.


The front row and back row are unchanged from the bonus-point win at Kingsholm.


Meanwhile, the returning international quartet of Cole, Reffell, van Poortvliet and Steward are included among the replacements with Charlie Clare, James Cronin, Eli Snyman and Charlie Atkinson.



15 Mike Brown [4]

14 Anthony Watson [11]

13 Matt Scott [62]

12 Jimmy Gopperth [12]

11 Harry Potter [61]

10 Handré Pollard [9]

9 Ben Youngs [298]

1 Tom West [5]

2 Julián Montoya (c) [38]

3 Joe Heyes [118]

4 George Martin [53]

5 Cameron Henderson [31]

6 Hanro Liebenberg [79]

7 Olly Cracknell [19]

8 Jasper Wiese [55]



16 Charlie Clare [73]

17 James Cronin [11]

18 Dan Cole [304]

19 Eli Snyman [30]

20 Tommy Reffell [94]

21 Jack van Poortvliet [60]

22 Charlie Atkinson [13]

23 Freddie Steward [67]

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