MIKE TINDALL returns to Gloucester's starting line-up for Sunday's Aviva Premiership clash at Leicester Tigers, and will also skipper the side.

Tindall is one of five new faces compared to the team which faced Sale Sharks last weekend.

In the pack, Will James comes in to partner ex-Stow starlet Elliott Stooke in the second row, while director of rugby Nigel Davies welcomes back England back row forwards Matt Kvesic and Ben Morgan.

In the backs, Dan Robson gets the nod at scrum half, partnering Ryan Mills at half back, with Tindall joining former Cirencester RFC graduate Henry Trinder in the Gloucester midfield.

Gloucester team against Leicester: Rob Cook; Charlie Sharples, Henry Trinder, Mike Tindall (capt), Martyn Thomas, Ryan Mills, Dan Robson; Nick Wood, Darren Dawidiuk, Sila Puafisi; Elliott Stooke, Will James, Sione Kalamafoni, Matt Kvesic, Ben Morgan.

Replacements: Huia Edmonds, Yann Thomas, Rupert Harden, James Hudson, Matt Cox, Jimmy Cowan, Freddie Burns, Shane Monahan.