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Ulster's Rory Best. Picture: Oliver McVeigh/SPORTSFILE

Ulster's Rory Best. Picture: Oliver McVeigh/SPORTSFILE

Ulster's Rory Best. Picture: Oliver McVeigh/SPORTSFILE

MARK ANSCOMBE'S men have to break the mould to break through to a home quarter-final as all five previous Heineken Cup matches between these two have been taken by the home club.

The fact that Leicester got out of Belfast with a losing bonus-point could prove to be so vital. It leaves the Tigers just two points behind Ulster in Pool 3.

The disinterested approach of Montpellier and the soft firepower of Treviso mean that both clubs still hold out the realistic goal of a home quarter-final.

This will drive the energy and the anxiety that will swirl around the East Midlands club on a night when both sides have so much to gain.

It will probably all come down to who can handle the pressure of the situation better, whose leaders step forward and make those clutch decisions and actions.

Ulster must draw on how they underperformed against Saracens in the quarter-final last year and use it in the best way to earn a home quarter this season.

Leicester Tigers v Ulster, Welford Rd, Tomorrow (KO 6.0) Live Sky Sports 2

Verdict: Leicester


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