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Aviva Premiership: Squads announced for first game of the season

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The 2016-17 Aviva Premiership season gets underway tomorrow night, with Newcastle Falcons welcoming Sale Sharks to Kingston Park, and Leicester Tigers taking on Gloucester at Kingsholm. Here are the teams...

Sep 1, 2016 11:00 AM EDT

Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks (Friday, 8pm, Kingston Park Stadium)

Newcastle: 15 Simon Hammersley, 14 Vereniki Goneva, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Juan Pablo Socino, 11 Sinoti Sinoti, 10 Mike Delany, 9 Sonatane Takulua, 1 Jon Welsh, 2 Scott Lawson, 3 Taione Vea, 4 Calum Green, 5 Will Witty, 6 Evan Olmstead, 7 Will Welch (captain), 8 Mark Wilson

Replacements: 16 Ben Sowrey, 17 Alex Rogers, 18 Sam Lockwood, 19 Opeti Fonua, 20 Callum Chick, 21 Sam Egerton, 22 Joel Hodgson, 23 Dominic Waldouck

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Sale: 15 Byron McGuigan, 14 Will Addison, 13 Sam James, 12 Johnny Leota, 11 Nev Edwards, 10 AJ MacGinty, 9 Mike Phillips, 1 Eifion Lewis-Roberts, 2 Rob Webber, 3 Halani Aulika, 4 Bryn Evans, 5 Andrei Ostrikov, 6 Josh Beaumont (captain), 7 TJ Ioane, 8 Laurence Pearce

Replacements: 16 Neil Briggs, 17 James Flynn, 18 Kieran Longbottom, 19 Jonathan Mills, 20 Magnus Lund, 21 David Seymour, 22 James Mitchell, 23 Dan Mugford

Falcons v Sharks kicks off at 7pm Rugby World

Gloucester Rugby v Leicester Tigers (Friday, 7:45pm, Kingsholm)

Gloucester Rugby: 15 Tom Marshall, 14 Charlie Sharples, 13 Matt Scott, 12 Billy Twelvetrees, 11 Henry Purdy 10 Billy Burns, 9 Greig Laidlaw (capt), 1 Yann Thomas, 2 Richard Hibbard, 3 John Afoa, 4 Tom Savage, 5 Mariano Galarza, 6 Ross Moriarty, 7 Matt Kvesic, 8 Ben Morgan

Replacements: 16 Darren Dawidiuk, 17 Paddy McAllister, 18 Paul Doran-Jones, 19 Joe Latta, 20 Jacob Rowan, 21 Willi Heinz, 22 James Hook, 23 Gareth Evans

Leicester Tigers: 15 Mathew Tait, 14 Telusa Veainu, 13 Peter Betham, 12 Manusamoa Tuilagi, 11 JP Pietersen, 10 Freddie Burns, 9 Sam Harrison, 1 Marcos Ayerza, 2 Tom Youngs (captain), 3 Greg Bateman, 4 Ed Slater, 5 Dom Barrow, 6 Luke Hamilton, 7 Brendon O’Connor, 8 Lachlan McCaffrey

Replacements: 16 George McGuigan, 17 Ellis Genge, 18 Dan Cole, 19 Graham Kitchener, 20 Will Evans, 21 Ben Youngs, 22 Matt Smith, 23 Adam Thompston

Manu Tuilagi starts for the Tigers against Gloucester Rugby World

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