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Pressure back on Ulster - Cockerill

17th December 2013 12:05

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Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill has put the heat back on Ulster ahead of their Heineken Cup clash at Welford Road on January 17.

His side's 15-14 triumph over Montpellier was critical to the Tigers' hopes of topping Pool 5 and after Ulster boss David Humphreys said before Sunday's game at Stade Yves du Manoir that the pressure was on Leicester, Cockerill has now turned the tables ahead of their showdown.

"There is a home quarter-final up for grabs and that puts pressure back on Ulster," he told BBC Radio Leicester after their last-ditch victory.

"They have to entertain Montpellier and we travel to Treviso next, which are not easy games, but I hope it sets up a winner-takes-all at Welford Road. At the start of the pool games that is where you want to be."

He added regarding the win: "It is a little bit of history for this group of players, we haven't won in France since Pat Howard's days in 2006."

"It's good for those lads in there who have done it, at a really big club with lots of history they are making their own bits of history and that is really important for the modern teams.

"I'm glad after nearly eight years that we could give the fans something to cheer about."

Cockerill made sure to praise outside centre Vereniki Goneva after his try at the death saw him delay grounding the ball until closer to the uprights, making the conversion easier.

"Those bits of detail make the difference between really good players and world class players - tonight Niki was world class," Cockerill said.

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