Tigers squad named for pre season against Nottingham

By Evie Payne

1st Sep 2023 | Rugby

Leicester Tigers playing well as the end of last season. Image credit: Nub News.
Leicester Tigers playing well as the end of last season. Image credit: Nub News.

Head Coach Dan McKellar has named the matchday squad for today's pre-season fixture against Nottingham Rugby at Mattioli Woods Welford Road.

Today, Friday 1 September, the Tigers will face Nottingham in what will be the first outing for McKellar and the new-look Coaching Team.

McKellar has included 30 players for the clash with The Archers.

Hanro Liebenberg captains a side which features internationals James Cronin, Joe Heyes, Cameron Henderson, Dan Kelly and Mike Brown.

Named in the starting outfit are summer additions Sam Carter, Matt Rogerson, Joe Powell and Josh Bassett, while fellow new recruits Mike Williams and Kieran Wilkinson are included among the replacements.

Meanwhile, Nottingham's Marcus Ramage, Loughborough University's Elliot Gourlay and Senior Academy outside-back Charlie Myall will also feature from the Leicester bench after being included in the pre-season programme over the summer.

Starting xv:

15 Mike Brown

14 Harry Simmons

13 Phil Cokanasiga

12 Dan Kelly

11 Josh Bassett

10 Charlie Atkinson

9 Joe Powell

1 James Cronin

2 Charlie Clare

3 Joe Heyes

4 Cameron Henderson

5 Sam Carter

6 Hanro Liebenberg (c)

7 Emeka Ilione

8 Matt Rogerson

Replacements: Archie Vanes, James Whitcombe, Dan Richardson, Rob Carmichael, Tom Manz, Mike Williams, Joshua Manz, Finn Carnduff, Sam Edwards, Kieran Wilkinson, Joe woodward, Charlie Myall, Jacob Cusick. Marcus Ramage, Elliot Gourlay


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