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Tigers to cut down Ulster

Leicester Tigers v Ulster, Welford Road, Tomorrow (KO 6.0) Live Sky Sports 1 - These Tigers have claws and once they get them into someone, anyone, it is very difficult to breathe never mind play cohesive, attacking rugby.

Coach Richard Cockerill will have them primed to intimidate the physically fragile Ian Humphreys.

Leicester and Ulster stand side by side on four points in Pool Four after the first round, and the points will be crucial as Clermont-Auvergne line-up the probability of five from their home tie with Aironi tonight.

Ulster coach Brian McLaughlin will preach the value of pushing on, winning and refusing to settle for what others perceive as their rightful place in the game.

Sadly, Ulster's lack of depth could hurt them. This is a game made for the tactical nous of Ruan Pienaar and the quality of All Black John Afoa and fellow Kiwi Jared Payne. All are absent.

Leicester have been struggling in the Premiership and faltered badly from a swift start in their pursuit of a four-try bonus point away to Aironi last Saturday. They will mean business.

Verdict: Leicester


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