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European Rugby Champions Cup: Racing 92 v Leicester Tigers

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European Rugby Champions Cup: Racing 92 v Leicester Tigers

Matt Toomua and Manu Tuilagi pair up within the centre for Leicester
European Rugby Champions Cup
Venue: Paris La Protection Enviornment Date: Sunday, 9 December Kick-off: 15:15
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Australia centre Matt Toomua replaces the suspended Kyle Eastmond as Leicester face Racing 92 within the Champions Cup.

Fellow Australia worldwide Tatafu Polota-Nau additionally returns to the beginning line-up and is joined within the pack by Harry Wells and Mike Fitzgerald.

England scrum-half Ben Youngs is on the bench, with Ben White beginning,

Former Eire wing Simon Zebo begins for Racing and is considered one of seven adjustments to the French facet.

Pool 4
Performed Received Factors
Racing 92 2 2 9
Leicester 2 1 5
Ulster 2 1 4
Scarlets 2 0 1

Zebo is joined within the backline by Virimi Vakatawa and Olivier Klemenczak, whereas Finn Russell returns at fly-half.

Cedate Gomes Sa comes into the entrance row, with Bernard Le Roux at lock and Wenceslas Lauret at flanker.

Twice European champions, Leicester are searching for their first win in all competitions since they defeated Scarlets within the second spherical of the Champions Cup.

Tigers misplaced to Ulster within the opening spherical and have been crushed 41-10 by Bristol within the Premiership final weekend.

Eastmond’s four-week ban got here after a harmful sort out on Bristol’s Ian Madigan in that sport.

Kyle Eastmond will miss the following two European video games and Premiership video games in opposition to Harlequins and Tub

“We have been clearly very disillusioned with the end result at Bristol final week and we have completely reviewed that, however we additionally should look ahead and attempt to put issues proper that we obtained unsuitable there,” Tigers interim head coach Geordan Murphy stated.

French facet Racing 92 have been Champions Cup runners-up final season and are undefeated on this yr’s competitors, beating Ulster and Scarlets.

“If we hopefully win this sport, being three out of three is an excellent place, occurring to a fixture the place Leicester will likely be struggling,” Zebo stated.

“We have good momentum in Europe however Leicester are harmful, in the event that they click on. They have not been nice thus far within the league. They are a little bit of a wounded animal in the intervening time.”

Racing 92: Dulin; Zebo, Vakatawa, Klemenczak, Imhoff; Russell, Iribaren; Ben Arous, Szarzewski (c), Gomes Sa, Le Roux, Nakarawa, Lauret, Chouzenoux, Claassen

Replacements: Avei, Gogichashvili, Tameifuna, Hen, Palu, Gibert, Dupichot, Volavola

Leicester: Holmes; Thompstone, Tuilagi, Toomua, Might; Ford (c), White; Genge, Polota-Nau, Cole, Spencer, Wells, Fitzgerald, O’Connor, Kalamafoni.

Replacements: Kerr, Ma’afu, Cortes, Williams, Evans, Thompson, Youngs, Smith

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