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Ellis set to make Tigers return

Leicester scrum-half Harry Ellis
Ellis ruptured his ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in May 2007

Leicester Tigers and England scrum-half Harry Ellis should be fit to face Northampton Saints on Wednesday.

Centre Dan Hipkiss could also feature and Springbok fly-half Derek Hougaard should make his debut against Bath in the EDF Energy Cup on Saturday.

Head coach Heyneke Meyer told BBC Radio Leicester: "It's good news with a lot of the injuries.

"It's a question of more or less staying with the same side. We've just got to learn from our mistakes"

The Tigers still have Lewis Moody, Martin Castrogiovanni, Louis Deacon, and Alesana Tuilagi on the long-term injury list and Seru Rabeni suspended until mid-October.

Leicester are also expected to unveil New Zealand winger Scott Hamilton this week, which Meyer says will give the whole squad a boost.

"Definitely, because we are very thin on the ground in the back three and with Craig Newby arriving in November it's good for our squad."

You can hear live commentary of Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints on BBC Radio Leicester DAB and online at bbc.co.uk/leicester


see also
Leicester 19-28 Wasps
26 Sep 08 |  English
Ellis may need resting says Meyer
24 Sep 08 |  Leicester
Meyer rues Leicester injury list
17 Sep 08 |  Leicester
Meyer wants to improve discipline
10 Sep 08 |  Leicester
Gloucester 8-20 Leicester
07 Sep 08 |  English
Tiger Ellis ready for new season
04 Sep 08 |  Leicester


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