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Stade Francais earn bonus point win over Leicester

  • Stade Francais 36 - 21 Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers' Manu Tuilagi during the European Champions Cup, pool four match at Welford Road, Leicester. Credit: Mike Egerton / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Stade Francais earned a bonus point win over Leicester Tigers to join them in the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

The Tigers, who finished top of Pool Four, secured a home tie in the last eight and will now have Stade join them as one of three best runners-up.

Manu Tuilagi, who made only his second start in 15 months, gave Leicester the lead with his try in the first half.

However the hosts ran in 26 unanswered points to earn the bonus point.

Dom Barrow and Harry Thacker secured tries giving hope to the Tigers but Stade added a late fifth through Geoffrey Doumayrou.

The Parisian side ended Leicester's unbeaten record in the competition this season.



Leicester Tigers captain out for up to two months

Ed Slater has suffered medial ligament damage Credit: Mike Egerton / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ed Slater's hopes of being involved in England's RBS 6 Nations campaign have been dashed by a knee injury that has ruled him out for up to two months.

The Leicester captain, who can play in the second and back rows, sustained medial ligament damage when making a tackle during the first half of Saturday's Aviva Premiership defeat at Saracens.

While the Tigers are confident Slater will not need surgery, he will miss at least half of the Six Nations, and given his fringe positioning, the injury will deny him the opportunity to impress new England head coach Eddie Jones.

Leicester Tigers take on Munster in European Champions Cup

Ben Youngs playing for England back in February Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Leicester Tigers are aiming to add to two opening European wins this evening as they take on Munster in the European Champions Cup.

Leicester have made seven changes from the Premiership victory over Worcester, including the recall of brothers Ben and Tom youngs.

The Tigers will field a completely different back row from from last weekend, with Bredon O'Connor and Lachlan McCaffrey both being brought in, while captain Ed Slater will move from lock.

Leicester currently top Pool Four after wins over Stade Francais and Treviso.

Kick off is at 19:45 at Thomond Park.

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