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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.

🏉 LEICESTER TIGERS

Forwards:
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

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

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

🏉 LONDON IRISH

Forwards:
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

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

Replacements:
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

👀 OFFICIALS

Referee
: Andrew Jackson
Assistant Referees: TBC
TMO: TBC
Citing Officer: TBC

Thanks for reading,
—Sam

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