Leicester Tigers Premiership Rugby Cup side to play Wasps

Leicester Tigers Premiership Rugby Cup side to play Wasps

The Leicester Tigers matchday squad for Round 2 of the 2022/23 Premiership Rugby Cup has been named.

 


Tigers host Wasps at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Tuesday (7.00pm) in the first home game of this season’s Cup campaign.

 

James Whitcombe will captain the side for a second successive Cup fixture, with Sam Edwards and Sean Jansen again named as vice-captains for the midweek meeting.


 

Three changes have been made to the matchday squad from the opening round, with Cameron Henderson the lone change to the starting side with the 22-year-old’s inclusion at lock alongside Lewis Chessum.


 

Tom Manz moves to the bench, which welcomes Archie Vanes and Nottingham Rugby loan player Josh Goodwin for Tuesday’s match.

 

The matchday squad includes 12 graduates from the club’s academy programme and seven players who will make their first senior appearance at Mattioli Woods Welford Road.

 

STARTING XV

15 Lachlan Shelley [1]

14 Joe Browning [3]

13 Jacob Cusick [6]

12 Joseph Woodward [3]

11 Hosea Saumaki [14]

10 Jed Walsh [1]

9 Sam Edwards (vc) [5]

1 James Whitcombe (c) [24]

2 Tom Horton [1]

3 Will Hurd [10]

4 Cameron Henderson [21]

5 Lewis Chessum [3]

6 Josh Manz [1]

7 Emeka Ilione [3]

8 Sean Jansen (vc) [5]

 

REPLACEMENTS

16 Archie Vanes [4]

17 Dan Richardson [6]

18 Nephi Leatigaga [69]
19 Tom Manz [1]

20 Finn Carnduff [2]

21 Josh Goodwin *

22 Morgan Meredith [2]

23 Marcus Ramage [1]

 

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