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Team News: Geordan Murphy and Ben Youngs return for Leicester Tigers

Team News: Murphy, Youngs return for Leicester
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Geordan Murphy, Ben Youngs and Julian Salvi return for Leicester for the derby against Northampton, while the Saints welcome back Calum Clark after a 32-week ban.

Leicester Tigers will welcome back Geordan Murphy and Ben Youngs for their derby match against Northampton Saints on Saturday.

Murphy returns from a knee injury while Youngs has been released from England duty for the match.

Julian Salvi also returns to the starting XV alongside Steve Mafi and Richard Thorpe in the back row.

Northampton, meanwhile, will be looking to reclaim their spot at the top of the Aviva Premiership, and welcome back Calum Clark, who was banned for 32 weeks following an incident in a match against today's opponents back in March that saw him break an opponent's elbow.

Northampton: May, Pisi, Pisi, Waldouck, Elliott, Lamb, Roberts; Tonga'Uiha, Haywood, Mujati, Manoa, Sorenson, Clark, Dawson, Van Velze
Replacements: McMillan, Waller, Doran Jones, Nutley, Oakley, Day, Burrell, Artemyev

Leicester: Murphy, Hamilton, Smith, Allen, Morris, Ford, Youngs; Ayerza, Chuter, Castrogiovanni, Deacon, Kitchener, Mafi, Salvi, Thorpe
Replacements: Stevens, Stankovich, Balmain, Slater, Noone, Harrison, Bowden, Goneva

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