Feb 9, 2013 at 3pm UK at ‚ÄčWelford Road
Leicester Tigers
London Welsh

Preview: Leicester Tigers vs. London Welsh

Leicester Tigers head coach Richard Cockerill during the match against Benetton Treviso on December 9, 2012
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Sports Mole previews Saturday's Aviva Premiership encounter between Leicester Tigers and London Welsh at Welford Road.

Leicester Tigers can make it five Aviva Premiership wins in a row on Saturday when they take on struggling London Welsh at Welford Road.

Richard Cockerill's side are currently in third place in the table, three points behind leaders Harlequins.

In contrast, three consecutive league defeats have seen London Welsh slip to 10th place.

The home side welcome back a total of 13 players for the match, including Louis Deacon, Tom Croft, Julian Salvi and Jordan Crane.

Meanwhile, Matt Smith will make his 100th appearance for the Tigers.

The visitors have also made a number of changes as Tom Arscott, Nick Scott, Gordon Ross and Tyson Keats all start.

Recent form

Leicester: WWDWWL

London Welsh: LLWLLL


Leicester: Tait, Morris, Smith, Allen, Thompstone, Ford, Harrison, Ayerza, Hawkins, Mulipola, L Deacon, Kitchener, Croft, Salvi, Crane
Replacements: Chuter, Stankovich, Balmain, Slater, 20 B Deacon,Young, Bowden, Murphy

London Welsh: Arscott, MacKenzie, Tiesi, Parker, Scott, Ross, Keats, Montanella, Briggs, Bateman, Mills, Corker, Balding, Hills, Jackson
Replacements: George, Bristow, Tideswell, Purdy, Williamson, Jewell, Henson, Lewis

Sports Mole says: Leicester to record a routine win

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