45pm): 15. Charles Piutau (62 apps), 14. Luke Morahan (96 apps), 13. Piers O’Conor (107 apps), 12. Alapati Leiua (102 apps), 11. Toby Fricker (27 apps), 10. Callum Sheedy (130 apps), 9. Harry Randall (83 apps); 1. Jake Woolmore (106 apps), 2. Harry Thacker (75 apps), 3. John Afoa (86 apps), 4. Dave Attwood (74 apps), 5. Joe Joyce (150 apps), 6. Chris Vui (91 apps), 7. Sam Jeffries (52 apps), 8. Steven Luatua (c) (97 apps).
Jimmy Gopperth starts, too, which is exciting and fun. Newcastle’s side looks a little light after many injuries, and boasts of having 10 ex-academy players in the starting XV. It might be a tough away trip. Teams Leicester Tigers: 15 Chris Ashton, 14 Harry Potter, 13 Matt Scott, 12 Guy Porter, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 Jimmy Gopperth, 9 Ben Youngs, 1 James Cronin, 2 Charlie Clare, 3 Dan Cole, 4 Harry Wells, 5 Calum Green, 6 George Martin, 7 Ollie Chessum, 8 Hanro Liebenberg (c); Replacements: 16 Joe Taufete’e, 17 Francois van Wyk, 18 Joe Heyes, 19 Olly Cracknell, 20 Tommy Reffell, 21 Jack van Poortvliet, 22 Phil Cokanasiga, 23 Kini Murimurivalu Newcastle Falcons: 15 Alex Tait, 14 Adam Radwan, 13 George Wacokecoke, 12 Pete Lucock, 11 Nathan Earle, 10 Brett Connon, 9 Josh Barton; 1 Phil Brantingham, 2 George McGuigan, 3 Trevor Davison, 4 Greg Peterson, 5 Sean Robinson, 6 Will Welch (c), 7 Jamie Blamire, 8 Carl Fearns.
; Replacements: 16 Charlie Maddison, 17 Conrad Cade, 18 Mark Tampin, 19 Sebastian de Chaves, 20 Connor Collett, 21 Cameron Nordli-Kelemeti, 22 Tian Schoeman, 23 Mateo Carreras Prediction: Leicester by 17 Wasps vs Bristol BearsSaturday 17 September, 3pm kick-offEllis Genge is sadly rested for the Bears after his bulldozing antics last week, Jake Woolmore taking his place in the front row. For Wasps, Tom and Jack Willis start in a back row not short on explosive power, alongside Alfie Barbeary.
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30pm on BT Sport 3Joe Marchant, Will Evans and Will Collier will make their first starts of the campaign for the hosts at a sold-out Stoop in this London derby which always has a bit of venom to it. Wales centre Nick Tompkins is set to make his 150th start for Saracens, while their second row Hugh Tizard faces his old club to kick off the campaign for his new one. Teams Harlequins: 15 George Furbank, 14 Ollie Sleightholme, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Rory Hutchinson, 11 Tom Collins, 10 Dan Biggar (c), 9 Alex Mitchell, 1 Alex Waller, 2 Sam Matavesi, 3 Paul Hill, 4 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 5 Alex Moon, 6 Alex Coles, 7 Aaron Hinkley, 8 Juarno Augustus; Replacements: 16 Mike Haywood, 17 Emmanuel Iyogun, 18 Alfie Petch, 19 Brandon Nansen, 20 Angus Scott-Young, 21 Callum Braley, 22 Tom Litchfield, 23 Courtnall Skosan Saracens: 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Max Malins, 13 Alex Lozowski, 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Alex Lewington, 10 Owen Farrell (c), 9 Ivan van Zyl, 1 Eroni Mawi, 2 Tom Woolstencroft, 3 Christian Judge, 4 Maro Itoje, 5 Hugh Tizard, 6 Theo McFarland, 7 Ben Earl, 8 Billy Vunipola; Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Mako Vunipola, 18 Alec Clarey, 19 Andy Christie, 20 Jackson Wray, 21 Aled Davies, 22 Manu Vunipola, 23 Duncan Taylor Prediction: Saracens by 8 More from Rugby UnionLeicester Tigers vs Newcastle FalconsLeicester Tigers’ Hanro Liebenberg starts at No 8 against Newcastle Falcons (Picture:Getty Images)Saturday 17 September, 3pm kick-offTigers hope to get their title defence back on track after a close loss at Exeter by welcoming back England tourists Ollie Chessum, Joe Heyes, Jack van Poortvliet and Guy Porter into the fold.
How to watch Live stream: BT games can be stream on the BT Sport app or website for existing TV subscribers, or pay £25 for a monthly pass; for PRTV games, you can watch all three games for £6. 99 or by individual matches for £4. 99Highlights: Sunday 18 September, 10. 45pm, ITVNorthampton Saints vs London IrishSaturday 17 September, 2pm kick-offLondon Irish will face a sterner test than last week’s convincing win over an embattled Worcester side which sent them top.
Northampton held Sale to a losing bonus point at the AJ Bell last weekend and will expect to secure a win at Franklin’s Gardens. Dan Biggar returns to captain the Saints, while Tom Collins moves to the wing after last weekend’s brace of tries to make space for Matt Proctor in the centre. Teams Northampton Saints: 15 George Furbank, 14 Ollie Sleightholme, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Rory Hutchinson, 11 Tom Collins, 10 Dan Biggar (c), 9 Alex Mitchell, 1 Alex Waller, 2 Sam Matavesi, 3 Paul Hill, 4 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 5 Alex Moon, 6 Alex Coles, 7 Aaron Hinkley, 8 Juarno Augustus; Replacements: 16 Mike Haywood, 17 Emmanuel Iyogun, 18 Alfie Petch, 19 Brandon Nansen, 20 Angus Scott-Young, 21 Callum Braley, 22 Tom Litchfield, 23 Courtnall Skosan London Irish: 15 Henry Arundell, 14 Ben Loader, 13 Curtis Rona, 12 Benhard van Rensburg, 11 Ollie Hassell-Collins, 10 Paddy Jackson, 9 Ben White, 1 Facundo Gigena, 2 Matt Cornish, 3 Lovejoy Chawatama, 4 Rob Simmons, 5 Adam Coleman (c), 6 Ben Donnell, 7 Tom Pearson, 8 Matt Rogerson; Replacements: 16 Isaac Miller, 17 Danilo Fischetti, 18 Ciaran Parker, 19 Api Ratuniyarawa, 20 Chandler Cunningham-South, 21 Caolan Englefield, 22 Luca Morisi, 23 Will Joseph Prediction: Northampton by 13 Bath Rugby vs Sale SharksSaturday 17 September, 3pm kick-offAlthough their campaign started with a loss, Bath will take heart that the 31-29 showing at Bristol is an improvement in form upon last season’s torrid start.
Premiership rugby round two: All the team news, fixtures, predictions and TV detailsThe second round of Premiership rugby kicks off this weekend with perennial threat Saracens entering the fray after a bye week in a tumultuous first round. Last season’s champions Leicester Tigers suffered a loss to start their title defence at Exeter Chiefs, Harlequins managed to get a result at Kingston Park, and Sale held out a determined Northampton Saints side at the end. Round one results Exeter Chiefs 24-20 Leicester TigersLondon Irish 45-14 Worcester WarriorsNewcastle Falcons 31-40 HarlequinsBristol Bears 31-29 Bath RugbyGloucester Rugby 27-21 WaspsSale Sharks 29-22 Northampton SaintsRound two is set to bring some exciting clashes, although we’re all just thankful that rugby is going ahead at all for Worcester Warriors, amid ongoing uncertainty at Sixways over the club’s future. Here’s all you need to know about this weekend’s six matches.
Team news: Bristol Bears vs Exeter Chiefs - GP R25WATCH LIVE ON PRTV Pat Lam makes five changes for the Bears’ final home game of the season against the play-off chasing Chiefs, with Alapati Leiua, on his final appearance at Ashton Gate, switching to inside centre and Steven Luatua captaining the side from number eight. Dave Attwood and John Afoa, also playing at home for the final time, both start in the pack, as the Bears look to sign off the season in style. Immediately after full-time, the club will honour its 11 departing players with a jersey presentation on the pitch, led by Director of Rugby Pat Lam. Please stay to show your appreciation. Bristol Bears team to play Exeter Chiefs at Ashton Gate on Friday night (7.
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Teams Bath: 15 Tom de Glanville, 14 Joe Cokanasiga, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Cameron Redpath, 11 Will Muir, 10 Piers Francis, 9 Ben Spencer (c); 1 Lewis Boyce, 2 Tom Dunn, 3 Aranos Coetzee, 4 Dave Attwood, 5 Josh McNally, 6 Josh Bayliss, 7 Wesley White, 8 Jaco Coetzee; Replacements: 16 Tom Doughty, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Will Stuart, 19 Will Spencer, 20 GJ van Velze, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Orlando Bailey, 23 Richard de Carpentier Sale Sharks: 15 Luke James, 14 Tom Roebuck, 13 Sam James, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Tom O’Flaherty, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Gus Warr; 1 Simon McIntyre, 2 Akker van der Merwe, 3 Nick Schonert, 4 Cobus Wiese, 5 Jonny Hill, 6 Jean-Luc du Preez, 7 Ben Curry (c), 8 Daniel du Preez; Replacements: 16 Ewan Ashman, 17 Ross Harrison, 18 James Harper, 19 Jono Ross, 20 Tom Curry, 21 Joe Simpson, 22 Tom Curtis, 23 Arron Reed Prediction: Sale by six Harlequins vs SaracensSaturday 17 September, 2pm kick-off, coverage starts 2.
How to watch Gallagher Premiership rugby: Fixtures, TV ... Exeter Chiefs, Harlequins managed to get a result at Kingston Park, and Sale held out a determined Northampton Saints side at the