Cole to break Tigers record in East Midlands Derby

Cole to break Tigers record in East Midlands Derby

Leicester Tigers have named their side for Saturday’s East Midland’s Derby as Tigers take on Northampton in round 15 of the Gallagher Premiership.

Leicester legend Dan Cole plays his 235th league game for Tigers, setting a new club record previously held by fellow prop Graham Rowntree.

Tigers’ international forwards Ollie Chessum and Tommy Reffell return to the matchday squad, with England U20s captain Finn Carnduff earning his first Gallagher Premiership start.

Leicester Tigers head coach, Dan McKellar said: “Firstly, it’s important to recognise Dan Cole’s achievement. This club has a long, rich history so for him to set a record like that, it’s truly remarkable.”

“Saints are a good side in good form and it’s the derby so there’s no doubt it’ll be another great challenge for us.”


15 Jamie Shillcock [24]

14 Freddie Steward [84]

13 Dan Kelly [77]

12 Solomone Kata [16]

11 Ollie Hassell-Collins [18]

10 Handré Pollard [29]

Jack van Poortvliet [69]

James Cronin [31]

2 Julián Montoya [56]

3 Dan Cole [319]

Harry Wells [195]

5 Ollie Chessum [54]

6 Finn Carnduff [11]

7 Tommy Reffell [110]

Jasper Wiese [75]


16 Charlie Clare [91]

17 Francois van Wyk [50]

18 Will Hurd [39]

19 Kyle Hatherell [19]

20 Olly Cracknell [39]

21 Ben Youngs [313]

22 Phil Cokanasiga [16]

23 Mike Brown [24]

Unavailable through injury: George MartinAnthony WatsonHanro LiebenbergJoe HeyesJosh BassettGuy PorterMatt RogersonHarry SimmonsLewis Chessum

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