Leicester Tigers v Racing 92 – text & radio

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Leicester Tigers v Racing 92 – text & radio

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By Becky Grey

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  1. Post update

    Leicester 3-14 Racing 92

    George Ford offloads to the right and the ball is intercepted, but Juan Imhoff is offside and Leicester have the penalty.

  2. Post update

    Leicester 3-14 Racing 92

    Leicester have possession on Racing’s 22.

    Matt Toomua barrels into the blue shirts and makes some progress. Leicester cross from one side of the pitch to the other, but they’re only pushed backwards.

  3. Try

    Leicester 3-14 Racing 92 (Juan Imhoff, Finn Russell (con))

    That was far too easy for Racing. They swing it swiftly left off the line-out, finding Simon Zebo.

    Zebo breaks through the Tigers’ defence and finds Juan Imhoff outside him.

    Finn Russell claims two more points.

  4. Post update

    Leicester 3-7 Racing 92

    Leicester scrum inside Racing’s 22. The scrum collapses twice, but Racing manage to come away with the penalty.

  5. Post update

    Leicester 3-7 Racing 92

    George Ford tests Finn Russell with a high ball and the Scotland fly-half is left red faced.

    It goes straight through his hands and he knocks on.

  6. Try

    Leicester 3-7 Racing 92 (Teddy Iribaren, Finn Russell (con))

    Racing are just 10m out now. Great defence from Leicester to halt the French side’s progress.

    But it doesn’t last long, Racing’s forwards overpower the Leicester line and eventually Iribaren wriggles his way across the line.

    Finn Russell sinks the conversion.

    Teddy Iribaren

    Copyright: AFP

  7. Post update

    Leicester 3-0 Racing 92

    Leicester gather the restart on their 22. Ben White kicks to touch but he’s sent it too far, Racing line-out inside the 22.

  8. Penalty

    Leicester 3-0 Racing 92 (George Ford)

    An easy kick for George Ford to give Leicester the lead.

  9. Post update

    Leicester 0-0 Racing 92

    Leicester line-out from 10m out. They get the shove on but make little progress.

    Tigers swing the ball right, then left. Jonny May pops the ball behind through his legs but there’s no way through. We come back for a penalty and George Ford will kick for goal.

  10. Post update

    Leicester 0-0 Racing 92

    This game is being played in very different conditions to last weekend’s return fixture. The two sides played under the roof in Paris last week; today they play under clear skies in the Leicester cold.

    George Ford kicks to touch from a penalty.

  11. Kick-off

    Leicester 0-0 Racing 92

    George Ford kicks high into the air and Racing collect.

    Leicester concede a penalty and the French side have a scrum, making it up to the halfway line, but the ball is knocked on.

  12. Post update

    Leicester v Racing 92 (13:00 GMT)

    There’s a minute’s silence in tribute to Stade Francais youth player Nicolas Chauvin, who died aged 18 after being injured in a match.

  13. Post update

    Leicester v Racing 92 (13:00 GMT)

    Racing head out of the tunnel first to muted applause from the Welford Road crowd.

    George Ford gets a much warmer welcome as he leads his Leicester side out.

  14. BBC coverage

    Leicester v Racing 92 (13:00 GMT)

    As well as live text updates, you can follow this game on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra or BBC Radio Leicester.

    You can find both of those radio commentaries at the top of this page.

  15. Genge’s goggles

    Leicester v Racing 92 (13:00 GMT)

    Leicester prop Ellis Genge is a unique personality to say the least.

    For reasons unknown to me (and I imagine almost everyone else), he gave an interview wearing googles this week.

    When he came in for criticism for his outfit choice, here’s what he had to say.

  16. ‘People look at the Racing squad with envy’

    Leicester v Racing 92 (13:00 GMT)

    Tigers interim head coach Geordan Murphy said: “I was disappointed that we couldn’t get more out of the game last week, but we take our positives and look at the areas where we fell down a bit and try to be better again this week.

    “Most people in world rugby look at the Racing squad with real envy. We’re back at Welford Road and we have to look to take another step forward.”

  17. Where they stand

    Leicester v Racing 92 (13:00 GMT)

    Leicester are third in Pool Four after losing 36-26 against the same opponents in Paris last weekend.

    Racing 92 are unbeaten at the top of the pool.

  18. Team news

    Leicester v Racing 92 (13:00 GMT)

    Racing 92 are trying something different, making nine changes.

    Former Ireland international Simon Zebo moves to full-back, with Louis Dupichot replacing him on the right wing.

    Henry Chavancy captains the side at inside centre, while props Guram Gogichashvili and Ben Tameifuna come into the pack.

    They are joined by hooker Ole Avei and flankers Bernard Le Roux and Baptiste Chouzenoux.

    Ireland lock Donnacha Ryan returns to the side for the first time in three weeks.

    Racing 92: Zebo; Dupichot, Vakatawa, Chavancy (capt), Imhoff; Russell, Iribaren; Gogichashvili, Avei, Tameifuna, Ryan, Nakarawa, Chouzenoux, Le Roux, Claassen.

    Replacements: Szarzewski, Kakovin, Gomes Sa, Palu, Sanconnie, Machenaud, Klemenczak, Volavola.

  19. Team news

    Leicester v Racing 92 (13:00 GMT)

    Tigers have made a last-minute change at full-back, with George Worth coming in for Jonah Holmes.

    Other than that interim head coach Geordan Murphy has made just one change.

    Graham Kitchener replaces Harry Wells in the second row as Tigers aim for a second win in Europe.

    Leicester also include England internationals Manu Tuilagi, Jonny May and George Ford again, with Ben Youngs on the bench.

    Leicester: Worth; Thompstone, Tuilagi, Toomua, May; Ford (c), White; Genge, Polota-Nau, Cole, Spencer, Kitchener, Fitzgerald, O’Connor, Kalamafoni.

    Replacements:Kerr, Gigena, Cortes, Wells, Williams, Thompson, Youngs,Owen.

  20. Welcome

    Leicester v Racing 92 (13:00 GMT)

    Hello and welcome to live coverage of Leicester’s crucial Champions Cup encounter against Racing 92 at Welford Road.

    The knockout stages already seem out of reach for Leicester, but a bonus-point win today could keep their hopes alive.

    That will be no easy task, though, with Racing unbeaten in the competition so far.

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