Yarde and Foden return from injury
February 21, 2014
How they've changed! Mark Cueto and Mike Tindall will make their 200th Premiership appearance this weekend © Getty Images
This weekend's Aviva Premiership action will see two of the competition's favourite sons reach impressive milestones. Mark Cueto and Mike Tindall will make their 200th appearance in the competition. It is a hugely impressive feat and ahead of Round 15, ESPN brings you the latest team news.
Bath Rugby v London Wasps
Bath change five with Nathan Catt and Juan Pablo Orlandi coming into the front-row while Dom Day is handed a spot in the locks. Tom Heathcote starts at fly-half as George Ford is on international duty with Nick Abendanon at fullback. Wasps have changed four with Tom Lindsay, James Cannon, Nathan Hughes and Charlie Davies starting.
Gloucester Rugby v Harlequins
Tindall makes his 200th Premiership appearance while Gloucester make three changes. Rupert Harden, James Hudson and Gareth Evans replace Sila Puafisi, Will James and Ben Morgan respectively. Freddie Burns stays on the bench. Harlequins change four with Joe Gray, Kyle Sinckler, George Robson and Tim Molenaar starting. In injury news, Will Collier will be out until the tail end of the season at best with a neck injury.
Leicester have dropped Toby Flood © Getty Images
Worcester Warriors v Sale Sharks
The winless Warriors make two changes with Mike Williams replacing the suspended Jonathan Thomas in the back-row with James Percival starting at lock. Cueto will make his 200th Premiership appearance for Sale and their team shows two changes with Johnathan Mills and Tom Arscott starting.
London Irish v Leicester Tigers
The Exiles change one with Darren Allison starting at scrum-half in place of the banned Tomas O'Leary while England's Marland Yarde returns to the bench. Ed Slater captains a much-changed Tigers side. Owen Williams starts at fly-half, while Blaine Scully joins the backline and Tigers' top try-scorer Vereniki Goneva moves to centre alongside Anthony Allen. Rob Hawkins returns to the front row, with Deacon replacing Graham Kitchener in the only two changes from the forward pack that started the win over Gloucester last weekend.
Newcastle Falcons v Northampton Saints
The Falcons make three changes with Matt Thompson in at hooker, Oliver Tomaszczyk replacing Kieran Brookes at tight-head and Ally Hogg starting at No.8. Kahn Fotuali'i and Christian Day both return to the starting line-up for Northampton with Ben Foden named on the bench after he last played in November.
Saracens v Exeter Chiefs
For Saracens, Richard Barrington, Schalk Brits and James Johnston start in the front-row with George Kruis and Mouritz Botha in the locks. Ernst Joubert captains the side with Ben Ransom at fullback in place of Alex Goode. David Strettle is rested so Chris Wyles starts with Joel Tomkins and Brad Barritt in the centres. Exeter name an unchanged pack with Henry Slade at inside centre and Fetu'u Vainikolo on the wing.
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