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Tigers too strong for Toulouse

Published 20/01/2013

Toby Flood kicked three penalties as Leicester defeated Toulouse
Toby Flood kicked three penalties as Leicester defeated Toulouse

Leicester memorably sent four-time European champions Toulouse skidding out of the Heineken Cup with a 9-5 win at a snow-swept Welford Road to book their place in the quarter-finals.

The Tigers will be away to Jonny Wilkinson's Toulon in early April, where the weather should be considerably warmer than on an Arctic east midlands afternoon when Toulouse saw their hopes of a fifth European title plunged into cold storage.

Fly-half Toby Flood was the Leicester matchwinner, making light of punishing conditions by kicking three penalties, while Toulouse marksmen Lionel Beauxis and Luke McAlister crucially missed five shots at goal between them as Toulouse wing Yann Huget scored the only try in a Pool Two encounter dominated by the incessant wintry weather.

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