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Tigers face Cup classic - Cockerill

RICHARD COCKERILL is predicting a Heineken Cup "classic" when Leicester and Toulouse go head to head at Welford Road next Sunday.

Leicester Tigers are two points behind the French heavyweights and Pool 2 leaders, with only the group winners guaranteed a quarter-final place.

Victory for Leicester would take them through, albeit to face a potential last-eight clash away against European title contenders like Clermont Auvergne or Toulon.

"We have set the occasion up. That was our aim, and it should be a classic," said Tigers rugby director Cockerill, following his team's 15-15 Liberty Stadium draw against the Ospreys.

"We are disappointed that we didn't win today and won't have a chance to be at home in the quarters, but we are set up for a winner-takes-all with Toulouse at Welford Road."

Ospreys substitute Jonathan Spratt's 77th-minute try denied Leicester victory in an absorbing tussle after Dan Biggar had missed four penalties - three of them either hit the post or bar - and a late conversion.