Heineken Cup Pool 5: Montpellier v Leicester preview

Last updated: 15th December 2013  

Heineken Cup Pool 5: Montpellier v Leicester preview

Niall Morris: Back on the Leicester wing

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Niall Morris and Thomas Waldrom return to the Leicester line-up for Sunday's Heineken Cup Pool 5 match away to Montpellier.

Morris comes in on the wing, while Waldrom takes the No 8 shirt in the only changes to the team that started last Sunday's thrilling 41-32 win over the French side at Welford Road.

Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill said: "I thought it was a good performance last weekend, with some good tries and a great attitude to play throughout the team.

"Montpellier also showed just dangerous they can be and there are certainly parts of the game we can improve on."

French side Montpellier are captained by the hulking Georgian flanker Mamuka Gorgodze, while Scotland number eight Johnnie Beattie is on the bench.

Leicester are seven points behind pool leaders Ulster and need to win the match to stay keep the pressure on the Ravenhill side.

Ulster chalked up a bonus-point win against Treviso and boss Ian Humphreys said: "We knew we had to get five points to build some pressure on Leicester.

"When we mapped out the season we said we wanted to be top of the table in the Heineken Cup at the end of round four and we are sitting well at the moment.

"The pressure is now on Leicester and we can sit down and relax when we watch their game on Sunday."

Leicester: 15 Hamilton, 14 Morris, 13 Goneva, 12 Bowden, 11 Benjamin, 10 Flood, 9 B Youngs, 1 Ayerza, 2 T Youngs, 3 Cole, 4 Deacon, 5 Kitchener, 6 Gibson, 7 Salvi, 8 Waldrom

Replacements: 16 Briggs, 17 Stankovich, 18 Balmain, 19 Slater, 20 Crane, 21 Mele, 22 Smith, 23 Lamb

Montpellier: 15 Berard, 14 Dupont, 13 Tuitavke, 12 Olivier, 11 Artru, 10 Selponi, 9 Paillaugue, 1 Watremez, 2 Ivaldi, 3 Mas, 4 Tchale Watchou, 5 Privat, 6 Bias, 7 Gorgodze, 8 Tulou

Replacements: 16 Bianchin, 17 Leleimalefaga, 18 Fa'anunu, 19 Beattie, 20 Demarco, 21 Escande, 22 Combezou, 23 Floch

Watch Leicester take on Montpellier on Sky Sports 2, with coverage from 2.45pm