World News – GB – Toulon v Leicester (Sat)


Leicester Tigers have made a change for their European Challenge Cup semi-final against Toulon in France

Winger Harry Potter enters the squad that was due to face Castres in the quarter-finals last Sunday, with Kini Murimurivalu passing to the rear

The Premiership club were left goodbye to the last four after three of the French squad’s players tested positive for the coronavirus

This is the first season the Tigers have played in the second tier of European rugby, and it will be their first knockout game since 2016

French side Toulon, three-time elite Champions Cup winners from 2013 to 2015, have won all seven matches this season in the Challenge Cup, a competition they aim to win for the first time after finishing second in 2010 and 2012

Current France captain Charles Ollivon and Italian legend Sergio Paris are both in the back row of the hosts

The winners face either Bristol Bears or Bordeaux, which meet at Ashton Gate on Friday (7.45 p.m. BST), in next month’s final, which will be played on October 16 at a venue yet to be determined

Toulon: Ikpefan; Dakuwaqa, Heem, Paia’aua, Villière; Carbonel, Takulua; Gros, Etrillard (capt), Gigashvili, Rebbadj, R Taofifenua, Ollivon, Lakafia, Parisse

Leicester Tigers: Murimurivalu; Potter, Taute, Scott, Nadolo; Ford, B Youngs, Genge, T Youngs (captain), Cole, Lavanini, Green, Wells, Reffell, Liebenberg

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