Heineken Cup: Leicester Tigers prepare to face Treviso in Pool 5

Last Updated: 11/01/14 1:12pm

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Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill insists there will be no danger of complacency when his side face Treviso on Saturday.

The Tigers travel to Italy for the Heineken Cup Pool 5 clash having won all seven of their previous meetings with the Italian side, but Cockerill brushed off any talk of complacency when he spoke to Sky Sports.

"I don't think so," he said "We know what we have got to do and we know what they are going to offer."

Trailing Ulster by three points in the Pool, the Tigers need a win to set up a decider against the Irish side at Welford Road next weekend.

Cockerill added: "Treviso are a very difficult side, certainly on their own ground, but we need to win, ideally with a bonus point to give us 20 points going into Ulster at home, for a winner-takes-all to top the group and hopefully have a home quarter-final."

Leicester kept their hopes alive with a last-gasp 15-14 win at Montpellier last month and Cockerill reflected: "The manner of winning it was a little bit close to the end but it is an 80-minute game and we managed to do that quite well, so it was a massive win for us and sets the pool up very nicely."

And looking ahead to that potential showdown with unbeaten Ulster, Cockerill added: "Home advantage is always key in the Heineken Cup.

"Ulster are a quality side with quality players and they know they will have to be good and on top of their game to beat us.

"But Leicester at home in a huge European tie, we will always back ourselves to get a result."

Watch Treviso v Leicester on Saturday at 1.35pm on Sky Sports 2HD (red button)

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