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Cockerill expecting tough test

Published 10/12/2010

Richard Cockerill
Richard Cockerill

Leicester will aim to mark their 100th Heineken Cup game in style on Saturday by taking a giant stride towards this season's quarter-finals.

Tigers, reinforced by England fly-half Toby Flood's return to action, tackle Perpignan at Stade Aime Giral.

"Like ourselves, Perpignan have a proud home record and we are expecting a big, physical battle," said Leicester rugby director Richard Cockerill. "We've won our opening two games in this competition, but Perpignan could be level with us if they win this weekend - so there is everything to play for."

He added: "We have been playing some good stuff and our defence has been good, but we know this is going to be a massive challenge.

"We had a good win at London Irish last week which helps in terms of confidence, and now we have to turn up and show how much this one means to us."

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