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We cast an eye over this weekend's Premier League action and pick out the highlights.
Leicester's unbeaten record in Pool Five came to an end at Perpignan but they head home with a bonus point after a 24-19 defeat.
Geordan Murphy scored the Tigers' only try, with England fly-half Toby Flood kicking four penalties and a conversion.
Perpignan scored tries through Adrien Plante and Jerome Porical, who also matched Flood's 14 points with the boot.
The Tigers had won here in 2001 and held a 3-1 head-to-head advantage, and could have improved on that against a Perpignan side struggling for confidence.
The French side had not won in the Top 14 since October 2 and are the only side in the league without a bonus point. It showed in the opening exchanges as they came up with a string of errors and infringements.
Flood nudged the Tigers ahead after a lineout offence, with Porical replying after Leicester were pinged at the scrum.
Flood looked solid with the boot as he kicked another penalty, but Porical missed woefuly on the half-hour mark and after Jordan Crane made Leicester's first clean break, David Marty was deliberately offside to deny a try and was yellow-carded. Flood kicked the three, but Leicester should have had seven.
Perpignan finally came alive two minutes before the break when Porical's clever chip over the top forced Scott Hamilton to take the ball over for a five-metre scrum.
The hosts had the advantage at the set-piece and after numerous re-sets and two penalties - plus the sin-binning of both hookers - they finally brought the ball out. Nicolas Laharrague fired over a cross-field kick and Plante collected and scored in the corner. Porical converted and the hosts led 13-9 at half-time.
The action improved markedly after the break with both sides playing some ambitious, handling rugby.
Porical's fine step bamboozled Murphy as he scored in the corner, but the Ireland fullback quickly got his revenge, crashing over in the opposite corner after Crane's burst up the middle.
Trailing 18-16 after Porical missed his conversion and Flood succeeded with his, Leicester could have edged ahead only for Flood to miss his first kick of the day.
With Perpignan starting to get on top, two Porical penalties took Leicester out of bonus point range, but Flood cut the deficit again with seven minutes left.
Porical missed late on with a long-range attempt so at least Leicester had something to show for their efforts ahead of the re-match at Welford Road next weekend.
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|Friday 13th December|
|20:00||Ospreys vs Castres|
|20:00||Glasgow vs Cardiff Blues|
|Saturday 14th December|
|18:00||Leinster vs Northampton|
|13:35||Toulon vs Exeter|
|15:00||Saracens vs Zebre|
|18:00||Connacht vs Toulouse|
|15:40||Scarlets vs Clermont Auvergne|
|13:35||Benetton Treviso vs Ulster|
|15:40||Perpignan vs Munster|
|Sunday 15th December|
|12:45||Harlequins vs Racing Metro 92|
|15:00||Montpellier vs Leicester|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Edinburgh|
|Saturday 11th January|
|TBC||Ospreys vs Northampton|
|TBC||Castres vs Leinster|
|TBC||Exeter vs Glasgow|
|TBC||Toulon vs Cardiff Blues|
|TBC||Toulouse vs Saracens|
|TBC||Connacht vs Zebre|
|TBC||Harlequins vs Clermont Auvergne|
|TBC||Racing Metro 92 vs Scarlets|
|TBC||Ulster vs Montpellier|
|TBC||Benetton Treviso vs Leicester|
|TBC||Edinburgh vs Perpignan|
|TBC||Gloucester vs Munster|
|Saturday 18th January|
|TBC||Leinster vs Ospreys|
|Sunday 8th December|
|Toulouse 14 - 16 Connacht|
|Leicester 41 - 32 Montpellier|
|Edinburgh 12 - 23 Gloucester|
|Munster 36 - 8 Perpignan|
|Saturday 7th December|
|Northampton 7 - 40 Leinster|
|Ulster 48 - 0 Benetton Treviso|
|Racing Metro 92 8 - 32 Harlequins|
|Clermont Auvergne 32 - 11 Scarlets|
|Zebre 10 - 39 Saracens|
|Exeter 9 - 14 Toulon|
|Friday 6th December|
|Castres 15 - 9 Ospreys|
|Cardiff Blues 29 - 20 Glasgow|
|Sunday 20th October|
|Clermont Auvergne 23 - 16 Harlequins|
|Glasgow 20 - 16 Exeter|
|Northampton 27 - 16 Ospreys|
|Perpignan 31 - 14 Edinburgh|
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