After a resounding win away in France in the first leg last weekend, Tigers welcome Clermont to Mattioli Woods Welford Road for the conclusion. They take a 19 point advantage into the game and it’s hard to see anything other than a Tigers win.
That said, you can be sure that such complacency from we fans will not be anywhere near this Borthwick coached side. He’ll be preparing this side to treat the game as a one-off, and ensure they win. Do that, and any maths will stay well out of the equation.
📺 Kick off is 5.30pm on Saturday 16 April, and the game is live on BT Sport.
Tigers have made five changes to the starting line-up for this one. Julián Montoya gets a well earned week off with Nic Dolly starting; Jasper Wiese and Calum Green shift to the bench with Harry Wells and Eli Snyman stepping up; Matías Moroni comes in for the suspended Guy Porter; and Chris Ashton gets a European start ahead of Hosea Saumaki.
💬 Ahead of the game, head coach Steve Borthwick had this to say:
The focus is on this weekend, not anything we have done before in this competition. It is a new week, a new game and our objective—like every time we represent Leicester Tigers—is to play tough and deliver a performance our supporters can be proud of at full time.
Here are the official line-ups.
🏉 LEICESTER TIGERS
Forwards: 1) Ellis Genge © 2) Nic Dolly 3) Joe Heyes 4) Harry Wells 5) Eli Snyman 6) Ollie Chessum 7) Tommy Reffell 8) Hanro Liebenberg
Backs: 9) Jack van Poortvliet 10) George Ford 11) Harry Potter 12) Dan Kelly 13) Matías Moroni 14) Chris Ashton 15) Freddie Steward
Replacements: 16) Charlie Clare 17) Francois van Wyk 18) Dan Cole 19) Calum Green 20) Jasper Wiese 21) Ben Youngs 22) Freddie Burns 23) Matt Scott
🏉 ASM CLERMONT AUVERGNE
Forwards: 1) Giorgi Beria 2) Yohan Beheregaray © 3) Christian Ojovan 4) Thibaud Lanen 5) Miles Amatosero 6) Clement Lanen 7) Lucas Dessaigne 8) Fritz Lee
Backs: 9) Baptiste Jauneau 10) Camille Lopez 11) Alivereti Raka 12) Wesley Fofana 13) George Moala 14) Marvin O’Connor 15) Cheik Tiberghien
Replacements: 16) Etienne Fourcade 17) Daniel Bibi Biziwu 18) Sipili Falatea 19) Paul Jedrasiak 20) Judicaël Cancoriet 21) Morgan Parra 22) John Joseph Hanrahan 23) Samuel Ezeala
Referee: Andrew Brace
Assistant Referees: TBC
Citing Officer: TBC
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