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Preview: Tigers away to Munster

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Leicester Tigers go to "one of the special places in European rugby" to face Munster in the European Champions Cup this weekend.

Thomond Park in Limerick hosts the Round 3 tie in Pool 1 on Saturday. Kick-off is at 3.15pm.
Last season Tigers scored an historic win at the home of  Munster rugby, with tries from Mike Fitzgerald, Vereniki Goneva and Ben Youngs, though the Irish province  have since rediscovered their form and sit in top spot in the Pro12 Celtic League with eight wins from 10 games so far.
Tigers travel on the back of a Derby Day win over Northampton Saints last Saturday which extended their winning run to five games in all competitions.
Director of rugby Richard Cockerill said: “Thomond Park is a great place to play. It is a great place to go, a great rugby stadium, a stadium that is a special place to play your rugby. We have to go and try to enjoy the atmosphere.
“The tragic circumstances around Anthony Foley have galvanised Munster, they’ve re-found their mojo. They’ve got that confidence, that bit of edge, and they look like a proper Munster team again. They’re finding a way to win close games and there is that buzz again. We will treat them with a huge amount of respect.
“We are looking forward to going there, it is a great place to go because it is one of the hardest places to go and win.
“We had a poor result at Glasgow, then got a win at home against Racing but these two games with Munster are huge in a very competitive pool.”
In team news released on Friday, Tigers welcome back Ben Youngs after being named as England’s man of the series in the autumn internationals and there is a starting place for Manu Tuilagi after coming through two games as a replacement following his return from injury. Club captain Tom Youngs returns to the front row after missing the derby win over Northampton Saints last Saturday.
Tigers will wear the club’s red, white and green home kit for Saturday’s game.

Referee on Sunday is Romain Poite of France.
There is live TV coverage of Saturday’s match on BT Sport or keep in touch via the Tigers club website and official social media channels.
The teams meet in the return fixture at Welford Road next Saturday (December 17). Kick-off is at 3.15pm and match tickets are still available. Book in person at Welford Road or phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2). The office is open 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday and from 9am on matchday. Or click here to book online any time.