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Ellis looking for repeat performance

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Scrum-half Harry Ellis is looking for a repeat performance from his Leicester Tigers team-mates when they go to face Munster in Limerick in a crucial Heineken Cup encounter this weekend.

England international Ellis put in another impressive performance in the 34-0 triumph over the Cardiff Blues on Saturday and, like everyone else in the Welford Road stadium, immediately afterwards started looking towards the trip to Ireland.

"We had to work hard for our tries but we got the bonus point, it is another win and we have to be happy. We kept going and we played some good rugby," he said. "You know how much of a big game it was and we stood up to it. Hopefully we can do that again next week for the biggest game of the season. We will have a good week's training and look forward to the Munster game.

"The way these pools go it has been really tight in the last two or three years. It always seems to come down to the last game, and never more so than this year and next Saturday's game. Munster are a very good team but we will be massively up for it," he added. "It is a really big showdown. They are very passionate about their rugby but we are determined and we will be switched on for giving them a good fight."

Ellis, whose form has seen him return to the England squad for this season's RBS 6 Nations, had high praise for the Tigers forwards.

"Our forwards have been outstanding all the way through the season. They have been dominating and getting good possession, the backs have been getting good ball from that and they have been scoring some good tries. It is great to be a scrum-half playing behind a great pack like that and all credit to them."

The Wigston-born scrum-half received his 100-game cap and tie after Saturday's Pool Four victory before switching his attention to Munster.
"I am very lucky to get to 100 starts so quickly," he said. "I got my opportunity fairly young, I got an early break and it has gone on from there."