Manu Tualagi and Matt Tomua return to Leicester starting XV for Munster clash

The international centre pairing return following respective injuries

Leicester Tigers welcome back Matt Toomua and Manu Tuilagi for the European Champions Cup fixture against Munster at Welford Road on Sunday (5.30pm).

International centres Toomua and Tuilagi are reunited in the Tigers starting line-up, with Mathew Tait reverting to the full-back role in the absence of the injured Telusa Veainu.

Australia international hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau, who arrived in Leicester this week, is included among the replacements for the Round 4 fixture in Pool 4.

“We prepared well for last weekend but we didn’t deliver on the day and were beaten by a very committed Munster side,” said Tigers head coach Matt O’Connor.

“Now we are looking at a big reaction at home this week. Pool 4 is the tightest of all the groups in the competition and all four teams still have everything to play for.

“Matt and Manu have been training hard, they’re world-class operators and it’s great to have them back.”


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