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Heineken Cup Team news: Toulon v Tigers

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Leicester Tigers will run out at Toulon on Sunday for the club's 11th Heineken Cup quarter-final but a first-ever visit to the Stade Felix Mayol.

European champions twice and runners-up on three occasions, Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill retains the same line-up for a third successive week, with fly-half Toby Flood named as captain after leading the team to league wins away to Exeter Chiefs and Northampton Saints in the last fortnight.

“Toulon are a great side with a lot of depth in their squad, but we have very, very good players too who are certainly able to compete at this level and the sum of the parts in our squad is very good,” said Cockerill.

“We came out on top of a very tough pool to earn a place in the quarter-finals and now we have another tough challenge.

“We know we have to be very accurate in what we do and work hard for each other. Toulon have a very good record at home and we will treat them with respect, but we want to give it our best shot and enjoy the occasion too.”

Live coverage of Sunday’s match is shown on Sky Sports.

Leicester Tigers (Toulon, Stade Felix Mayol, Sunday 5.30pm local / 4.30pm UK)
15 Mathew Tait
14 Niall Morris
13 Manusamoa Tuilagi
12 Anthony Allen
11 Adam Thompstone
10 Toby Flood (c)
9 Ben Youngs
1 Marcos Ayerza
2 Tom Youngs
3 Dan Cole
4 Ed Slater
5 Geoff Parling
6 Tom Croft
7 Julian Salvi
8 Jordan Crane

Replacements
16 Rob Hawkins
17 Logovi’i Mulipola
18 Martin Castrogiovanni
19 Graham Kitchener
20 Thomas Waldrom
21 Sam Harrison
22 George Ford
23 Matt Smith
 

Toulon: 15 Delon Armitage, 14 Rudi Wulf, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Matt Giteau, 11 Alexis Palisson, 10 Jonny Wilkinson (c), 9 Sébastien Tillous-Borde; 1 Andrew Sheridan, 2 Sebastien Bruno, 3 Carl Hayman, 4 Bakkies Botha, 5 Nick Kennedy, 6 Juan Fernandez Lobbe, 7 Steffon Armitage, 8 Chris Masoe
Replacements: 16 Mickael Ivaldi, 17 Gethin Jenkins, 18 Levan Chilachava, 19 Jocelino Suta, 20 Vincent Martin, 21 Maxime Mermoz, 22 Nicolas Durand, 23 Joe van Niekerk,