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Hhello and welcome to what should be an absolute cracker at Welford Road between two giants of club play – four-time winners Leinster versus two-time winners Leicester.

Tigers and England stalwart Ellis Genge respects Leinster’s European pedigree but has warned the Champions Cup favorites that Leicester refuse to be seen as ‘brave losers’ ahead of today’s quarter-final today.

The Gallagher Premiership and United Rugby Championship leaders meet for their fifth meeting with the series locked at 2-2, including the 2009 final when Leicester were beaten 19-16 at Murrayfield.

Only Toulouse have won more European crowns than Leinster, who are full after dragging James Ryan down to second after recovering from Ireland’s concussion against England in March.

But Genge insists his resurgent Tigers are ready to defend ground that was once a stronghold in domestic and continental action.

“Leinster as a franchise are brilliant. They have done very well and won eight major trophies over the past decade,” Genge said.

“They are huge competitors and they are used to these types of games. Our team is not in right now and they have so much depth.

“One thing you know about the Irish boys is that they have a lot of dog in them, so they will come for this battle. We relish opportunities like this.

“It’s a really tough game for us, but we’re not brave losers, we’re not that type of team. If we lose, it’ll be because we’re supposed to lose and we haven’t gotten enough. beaten, so it will all be on us.

“I’m not going to let people build the Leinster protest as the European giants that they are. They have to come to our backyard then… That’s our gaffe, it’s not the Aviva.

“If we do what we’ve been doing all year, we’ll be fine. We’re happy with how we’re progressing, but I don’t think we’ve reached the top yet. There’s a lot more to come from us. on and off the field.”

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