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Leicester Tigers captain Ellis Genge turns his attention straight back to league glory

‘We have a Premiership title chase now’: Leicester Tigers captain Ellis Genge turns his attention squarely to league glory after Heineken Champions Cup exit to four-time winners Leinster

  • Leicester suffered a 23-14 loss to four-time European champions Leinster
  • The Tigers will now turn their focus back to their Gallagher Premiership title charge.
  • Leinster host French champions Toulouse in the semi-finals on Saturday

Leicester captain Ellis Genge has turned his attention to a Premiership crown after the club’s European crusade ended in defeat to Leinster.

The prop was frustrated on Saturday night after the Tigers blew their opportunity for progression by falling to a 20-0 deficit in the first half.

“We have a Premiership title to chase now,” said Genge. There are cutlery. We will always want to win it.

Leicester captain Ellis Genge has turned his attention to the Premiership title chase.

Leicester captain Ellis Genge has turned his attention to the Premiership title chase.

Leicester's Heineken Champions Cup crusade ended in defeat to Leinster in the quarter-finals

Leicester’s Heineken Champions Cup crusade ended in defeat to Leinster in the quarter-finals

‘It doesn’t take a loss or a win for you to want to chase him.’

Leinster host French champions Toulouse in the semi-finals in Dublin on Saturday.

It will be a match of international proportions, with the clubs boasting 22 players who took part in this year’s Six Nations clash between Ireland and France.

Leinster will now host French champions Toulouse in the semi-finals in Dublin on Saturday.

Leinster will now host French champions Toulouse in the semi-finals in Dublin on Saturday.

“Both sides will have a lot of familiar faces,” Leinster hooker Dan Sheehan said. ‘I think the start and the physical side will decide the game.

“Looking at his story and ours, it’s pretty similar. Two great European clubs going head to head, which is exactly what you want. You have to beat the best to win.

‘It’s a tremendously exciting match, especially at Aviva. I spent 15 years sitting on the couch watching it or going to the games.

‘Getting over the cover-up playing a game like this is very exciting.

‘It’s something that, even now, gives me chills to think about. It’s one of the biggest games I’ll ever be involved in, hopefully.

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