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    Challenge Cup QF Preview – Leicester v Newcastle



    Another two English clubs will clash in the second Challenge Cup quarter final on Saturday. Leicester will host Newcastle.

    This will be the first time the two sides meet in the Challenge Cup to fight it out for a semi final spot. The Tigers have beaten Connacht last week and Newcastle got the better of Ospreys.

    Leicester will go in as favourites with a 100% record in the Challenge Cup this season.

    The Tigers also had the better off the Falcons in their last meeting in the Premiership this year.

    The Tigers have won 8 of their last 10 Challenge Cup matches. They also have great record at home in the competition.

    The Falcons have won nine of the their last eleven games in the competition.


    Leicester: 15 Freddie Steward, 14 Harry Potter, 13 Matias Moroni, 12 Matt Scott, 11 Kini Murimurivalu, 10 Johnny McPhillips, 9 Richard Wigglesworth (captain), 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 (captain), 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.


    Date Time Full Time
    Apr 10, 2021 1:25 pm 90'