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April 26, 2022

Blend of youth and experience for Premiership Cup: Irish v Tigers team news

There’s barely time to keep up with all the games Tigers have at the moment!

It’s back to the Premiership Cup again for Tigers and another mid-week game.

Leicester continue their approach of mixing youth with experience as the tournament reaches the semi-final stage. 

Jack van Poortvliet adds both youth and experience as he captains the side.

📺 Kick off is 7.45pm on Tuesday 26 April, and the game is live on BT Sport.

💬 Brett Deacon, coach for this game as he has been throughout the tournament, had this to say when previewing the game:

London Irish are a side capable of scoring points, from almost anywhere on the pitch, and have some attacking threats throughout their side. It is a great privilege for these players, a lot of them still young men and early on in their rugby journey, to represent the club in a semi-final and we are excited to see them in action, together, on Tuesday night. Just like what is asked of every Leicester Tigers team, every week, we want to see a performance on Tuesday night in London that is something our supporters will be proud of at full-time.

Here are the official line-ups.


1) James Whitcombe 2) Tom Cowan-Dickie 3) Nephi Leatigaga 4) David Douglas Bridge 5) Lewis Chessum 6) Scott Hall 7) Emeka Ilione 8) Sean Jansen

9) Jack van Poortvliet © 10) Dan Lancaster 11) Hosea Saumaki 12) Juan Pablo Socino 13) Kini Murimurivalu 14) Joe Browning 15) Bryce Hegarty

16) Archie Vanes 17) Dan Richardson 18) Will Hurd 19) Tomiwa Agbongbon 20) Simon Koroiyadi 21) Sam Edwards 22) Joseph Woodward 23) Jacob Cusick


1) Marcel van der Merwe 2) Mike Willemse 3) Ciaran Parker 4) Chunya Munga 5) George Nott 6) Jack Cooke © 7) Ben Donnell 8) Albert Tuisue

9) Ben White 10) Noel Reid 11) Lucio Cinti 12) Curtis Rona 13) Will Joseph 14) James Stokes 15) Henry Arundell

16) Matt Cornish 17) Allan Dell 18) Ollie Hoskins 19) Steve Mafi 20) Chandler Cunningham-South 21) Caolan Englefield 22) Jacob Atkins 23) Phil Cokanasiga


: Andrew Jackson
Assistant Referees: TBC
Citing Officer: TBC

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