Home team Away Team

Leicester


  • Penalty goals: Flood (3),
9 - 5

Toulouse

  • Huget,
  • European Rugby Champions Cup
  • Pool 2
  • 20th Jan 2013
  • KO 15:00
  • Ground: Welford Road
  • Att: 24,000

Heineken Cup: Leicester Tigers eliminate Toulouse after nervy win

Last updated: 21st January 2013  

Leicester Tigers v Toulouse

Toulouse work a line-out as snow falls at Welford Road

Toby Flood Leicester Tigers v Toulouse Heineken Cup

Toby Flood: Kicked three penalties for Leicester

Related links

Teams

Also see

Leicester Tigers clinched the final Heineken Cup quarter-final spot at the expense of Toulouse after edging the winner-takes-all Pool Two clash 9-5 at Welford Road.

In a match played out in atrocious conditions on Sunday afternoon, Toby Flood kicked three penalties for Leicester while Toulouse, who scored the game's only try through Yoann Huget, were left to rue a misfiring display in front of goal.

Two-time champions Leicester will travel to Toulon in the next round.

Toulouse will be wondering how they failed to progress after wasting five kicks at goal during the 80 minutes.

Lionel Beauxis and Luke McAllister missed three penalties between them in the first half and Flood made them pay to give Tigers a 9-0 lead at the interval.

A layer of snow covered the pitch throughout and, with handling tough for both sides, it was inevitable that an error would lead to the opening try.

After losing a line-out, Leicester then came unstuck when McAllister's high ball was spilled by Mathew Tait, allowing Huget to pounce.

Beauxis was once again off target from the resulting conversion and Toulouse head coach Guy Noves could not help but show his frustration when McAllister spurned another penalty opportunity shortly after.

Toulouse, four-time winners of the competition, threw everything they had at Leicester in the dying stages but, roared on by their vociferous home crowd, the Tigers held on.

Sky Bet Odds:

Click Here for Your Free Bet
Forthcoming Leicester Tigers Fixtures
TimeFixture
Leicester Tigers
Saturday 27th December
Aviva Premiership
14:00Sale Sharks vs Leicester Tigers
Sunday 4th January
14:00Leicester Tigers vs Bath
Saturday 10th January
15:15Harlequins vs Leicester Tigers
Saturday 17th January
European Rugby Champions Cup
TBCLeicester vs Scarlets
Saturday 24th January
TBCUlster vs Leicester
Saturday 31st January
LV= Cup
15:00Leicester vs Northampton
Saturday 7th February
15:00Cardiff Blues vs Leicester
Saturday 14th February
Aviva Premiership
15:00Leicester vs Gloucester
Saturday 21st February
15:00London Irish vs Leicester
Saturday 28th February
15:00Leicester vs Sale
Sunday 8th March
15:00Newcastle vs Leicester
Saturday 28th March
15:00Leicester vs Exeter
Today's Results
Result
Leicester Tigers
Saturday 20th December
Aviva Premiership
Northampton 23 - 19 Leicester Tigers
Saturday 13th December
European Rugby Champions Cup
Toulon 23 - 8 Leicester Tigers
Sunday 7th December
Leicester Tigers 25 - 21 Toulon
Saturday 29th November
Aviva Premiership
Leicester Tigers 18 - 16 Wasps
Sunday 23rd November
London Welsh 5 - 26 Leicester Tigers
Sunday 16th November
Leicester Tigers 21 - 21 Saracens
Sunday 9th November
LV= Cup
Leicester 29 - 13 Sale Sharks

Experts & Blogs

Phil Edwards

Phil Edwards

Read the thoughts and opinions of Phil Edwards with skysports.com