2020-21 European Rugby Challenge Cup – Leicester Tigers vs Newcastle Falcons Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Leicester Tigers vs Newcastle Falcons taking place? Saturday 10th April, 2020 – 12:30 (UK)

Where is Leicester Tigers vs Newcastle Falcons taking place? Welford Road, Leicester

Where can I get tickets for Leicester Tigers vs Newcastle Falcons? Visit official club websites for ticket information

What television channel is Leicester Tigers vs Newcastle Falcons on? BT Sport have the rights to televise European Rugby Challenge Cup matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Leicester Tigers vs Newcastle Falcons? If televised, BT Sport subscribers can stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

THE TEAM NEWS

Leicester: 15 Freddie Steward, 14 Harry Potter, 13 Matias Moroni, 12 Matt Scott, 11 Kini Murimurivalu, 10 Johnny McPhillips, 9 Richard Wigglesworth (c), 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Tommy Reffell, 6 George Martin, 5 Cameron Henderson, 4 Harry Wells, 3 Joe Heyes, 2 Charlie Clare, 1 Luan de Bruin

Replacements: 16 Tom Youngs, 17 Ellis Genge, 18 Dan Cole, 19 Tomas Lavanini, 20 Jasper Wiese, 21 Jack van Poortvliet, 22 George Ford, 23 Dan Kelly

Newcastle: 15 Tom Penny, 14 George Wacokecoke, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Peter Lucock, 11 Ben Stevenson, 10 Brett Connon, 9 Micky Young, 8 Callum Chick, 7 Mark Wilson (c), 6 Will Welch, 5 Sean Robinson, 4 Greg Peterson, 3 Logovi’i Mulipola, 2 George McGuigan, 1 Trevor Davison

Replacements: 16 Jamie Blamire, 17 Kyle Cooper, 18 Mark Tampin, 19 Rob Farrar, 20 Gary Graham, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Joel Matavesi, 23 Cooper Vuna

THE PREDICTION

Leicester Tigers came out on top of a thrilling 48-32 Challenge Cup match at home to Connacht last Saturday to continue their excellent form at Welford Road and they have been awarded another home tie here. The Tigers have won their last five home matches over all competitions now, including their last Premiership match against Newcastle Falcons 26-12, whom they meet this weekend in the quarter-finals. The Falcons put out the Pro14’s Ospreys in dramatic circumstances on Saturday, coming back from 14 points down away from home to win their first match in five games and that should see them more competitive in this almost immediate rematch. However, Leicester’s exploits in recent weeks have been incredibly impressive as they welcomed back their international stars with gusto. They covered -14 in their recent home match against the Falcons but take this to fall their way in closer circumstances by covering -7.

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