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Borthwick names his Leicester Tigers side for semi-final

By Kim Ekin
Freddie Steward and Kevin Sinfield /PA

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Leicester Tigers head coach Steve Borthwick has named the match-day squad for Saturday’s Gallagher Premiership semi-final against Northampton Saints at Mattioli Woods Welford Road.

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For the first time in over a month, Julián Montoya is picked at hooker with club captain Ellis Genge and Dan Cole in the front row.

The substitute front-rowers are Charlie Clare, Nephi Leatigaga, and Joe Heyes. Heyes, who is still just 23 years old, will make his 100th appearance for Leicester Tigers if he is used.

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The second-row partnership of Harry Wells and Calum Green starts, with vice-captain Hanro Liebenberg, Tommy Reffell, and Jasper Wiese forming the starting back row. Among the replacements are Ollie Chessum and George Martin.

The starting halfbacks for Saturday’s semi-final versus Saints are Ben Youngs and George Ford.

In the Leicester midfield, Dan Kelly is set to make his first appearance since mid-April, alongside Matas Moroni.

Guy Porter and Harry Potter are the starting wings for the Tigers, while Freddie Steward is the starting full-back.

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The backs on the bench are Jack van Poortvliet, Freddie Burns, and Nemani Nadolo.

STARTING XV
15 Freddie Steward
14 Harry Potter
13 Matías Moroni
12 Dan Kelly
11 Guy Porter
10 George Ford
9 Ben Youngs
1 Ellis Genge (c)
2 Julián Montoya
3 Dan Cole
4 Harry Wells
5 Calum Green
6 Hanro Liebenberg
7 Tommy Reffell
8 Jasper Wiese

REPLACEMENTS
16 Charlie Clare
17 Nephi Leatigaga
18 Joe Heyes
19 Ollie Chessum
20 George Martin
21 Jack van Poortvliet
22 Freddie Burns
23 Nemani Nadolo

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