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Oct 27, 2012 at 4.45pm UK at ​Kingsholm Stadium
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27-21
Leicester Tigers
Sharpies, Burns, Quera
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Preview: Gloucester vs. Leicester Tigers

Preview: Gloucester vs. Leicester
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Sports Mole looks ahead to Gloucester's Aviva Premiership encounter with Leicester at Kingsholm on Saturday.

Gloucester have the chance to make it six wins from six in all competitions on Saturday when they host Leicester Tigers at Kingsholm.

Nigel Davies's men have been in impressive form in recent weeks and last tasted defeat at the start of September.

They will need to be wary of Leicester, who go into the match with three wins from their last five and sit just two points off the summit of the Aviva Premiership table.

Andy Hazell will miss the game for the hosts after he was given a 14-week ban for striking a Mont-de-Marsan player during his side's recent victory in the Amlin Challenge Cup.

Elsewhere, the hosts welcome back the quintet of Freddie Burns, Rob Cook, Tom Savage, Nick Wood and Rupert Harden, but captain Jim Hamilton is sidelined through injury.

Leicester have Geordan Murphy back after a knee injury, while Louis Deacon has earned himself a place in the starting lineup.

Recent form:

Gloucester: DWWWWW

Leicester: DLWWLW

Lineups:

Gloucester: Cook, Sharples, Tindall, Twelvetrees, Simpson-Daniel, Burns, Cowan, Wood, Edmonds, Harden, Savage, James, Kalamafoni, Qera, Morgan
Replacements: Britton, Murphy, Knight, Buxton, Cox, Robson, Thomas, Monahan

Leicester: Murphy, Hamilton, Tuilagi, Allen, Goneva, Flood, Youngs, Mulipola, Youngs, Cole, Deacon, Parling, Mafi, Waldrom, Crane
Replacements: Chuter, Ayerza, Castrogiovanni, Slater, Kitchener, Harrison, Ford, Smith

Sports Mole says: Leicester to dig in for the win

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