New duo handed debuts in Leicester Tigers team to face London Welsh
Leicester Tigers hand debuts to summer signings Vereniki Goneva and Rob Andrew in Sunday's Aviva Premiership opener against London Welsh.
Fijian wing Goneva makes his first Premiership appearance after moving from French outfit Tarbes, while South African second-row Andrew also makes his first appearance in the competition.
Jordan Crane, who missed the entire 2010-11 season with a knee injury, is among the replacements alongside Brett Deacon, who returned to his hometown club in the summer after two seasons with Gloucester.
Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill said: "London Welsh fought hard to get into the Aviva Premiership and it will be a big occasion for them in their first Premiership game.
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"There is a lot of experience in their squad and their coaching team.
"We've got to be accurate in what we do. We've got some good competition for places in the squad, we've given them all valuable game-time in the pre-season, but this is where it really matters."
Tigers: Murphy (capt); Hamilton, Tuilagi, Allen, Goneva; Flood, Young; Mulipola, T Youngs, Cole, Andrew, Parling, Mafi, Salvi, Waldrom. Reps: Chuter, Stankovich, Castrogiovanni, B Deacon, Crane, Harrison, Ford, Smith
London Welsh: Arscott; MacKenzie, Parker, Tonga’uiha, Ajuwa; Ross, Holmes; Montanella, Briggs, Ion, Mills (capt), Kulemin, Williamson, Beach, Browne. Reps: Bateman, Bristow, Joly, Purdy, To’oala, Runciman, Jewell, Scott