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Corry can't wait for Welford Road return

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Tigers captain Martin Corry cannot wait to run out at Welford Road when he returns to club colours for this Saturday's must-win clash with Cardiff Blues in the EDF Energy Cup (kick-off 2.30pm).

The 34-year-old British and Irish Lions star was in superb form for England during their heroic World Cup campaign but is now fully focussed on the task in hand with Tigers.

“Playing at Welford Road is something that I’m really looking forward to,” says Corry. “The fact that it’s a home game makes it even more special.

“As soon as you start getting back into training, you immediately forget about what’s gone on over the last seven weeks. When you get back, you get back into your routine within a couple of days and it feels like you’ve never been away. We’re straight back into things and that’s how I want it to be.”

Corry, who has been named on the blindside flank for his first club game since May, admits that Saturday’s fixture brings with it a large amount of pressure.

“When you play for a club like Leicester, then you’ve got to expect high-pressure games. That’s why we do all the work we do so that we get opportunities like this. We want to play in big games and that’s exactly what we’ve got.

“This is knockout rugby again now. If we lose at the weekend, we’re out of the tournament and we don’t want to let the trophy go so easily. We want to make a credible defence of this trophy and that starts with Cardiff on Saturday."