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WATCH: Potter Weaves Magic At Welford Road

BY Philip Bendon  ·  Saturday Apr 16, 2022

Twenty years on from their last Heineken Champions Cup title, Leicester Tigers have well and truly marked their return to the upper echelons of European Rugby.

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Whilst the midlands based club have had their fair share of domestic success and a few deep runs in Europe, the past four seasons have been fruitless.

Steve Borthwick’s presence alongside the emergence of several talented young players has led a renaissance of note.

Heading into last weekend’s away trip to Clermont Auvergne few would have seen a 19-point victory as the likely outcome. Couple the final result with the fact that the Tigers received a first half red card and you get the picture as to just how impressive the performance was.

Today’s 27 – 17 victory at home stamped Leicester’s ticket to their first quarterfinal appearance since the 2015/16 season.

At the forefront of this victory was the Tigers back three most notably winger Harry Potter who capped off his performance by setting up fullback Freddie Steward with a world class try.

Starting with a scrum inside their own 22, scrumhalf Ben Youngs fed Potter who made a clean break before setting off on a winding run.

Leicester’s victory see’s Clermont once again crash out of the Champions Cup at an early play-off stage. For the Tigers they now face the gargantuan challenge of four-time champions Leinster coming to Welford Road in a repeat of their 2001/02 quarterfinal match-up.

Whilst the Tigers were very much the favourites in 2002 with the likes of Martin Johnson, Lewis Moody and Austin Healy at their disposal. This group will be underdogs against a highly experience Leinster side led by Jonathan Sexton. Despite their experience disadvantage, Leicester have now won 13 in a row at home and will be quietly confident of causing the upset.

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