We need YOU to help us beat 'awesome' Toulouse, says Leicester Tigers winger Niall Morris
Leicester Tigers' in-form winger Niall Morris says the club will need all the help they can get from an expected sold-out Welford Road when Toulouse arrive in town this weekend.
The Anglo-French Heineken Cup meeting will see the winners top Pool Two and progress to the quarter-finals, while the losers will exit the competition.
Tigers have lost only once at Welford Road in 15 months and are unbeaten in their previous 21 home games in the Heineken Cup, a run that stretches back to October 2006.
But Morris, who scored his fourth try of the season in the 15-15 draw against the Ospreys on Sunday, says Leicester are fully aware that no club has been more successful than Toulouse in landing Europe's holy grail, with four trophies in the bag.
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This season's Toulouse squad is full of world-class players who know how to win the really big games.
"Hopefully, the crowd will get behind us and give us that lift on the big occasion," said Morris. "Especially against Toulouse, who are an awesome side, because we will need it.
"We have been away for the last two weeks and we are looking forward to getting home and having a good crack at them. We will need to work really hard.
"We have to really graft in defence and attack, and take any opportunities that come our way to try to put Toulouse under as much pressure as possible.
"Without taking anything for granted, we thought this situation might emerge.
"If we win, we go through. If we lose, we are out."
Morris, 24, has just signed a new deal to extend his stay at the club and is loving life at Welford Road after joining from Leinster in the summer of 2011.
Only Anthony Allen (15) has started more games than Morris (14) this term, and the winger's consistent form has repeatedly earned him the nod from director of rugby Richard Cockerill in the big games.
With another huge contest coming up on Sunday, Morris is hoping he extends his run in the side after scoring the crucial try for Tigers in the draw at the Liberty Stadium.
"I didn't do much with the try," he said. "I just caught the ball and put it down.
"It was a bit tight. I wasn't sure if I was in touch or not. Luckily, it was okay.
"It's great to have the opportunity to play in these big Heineken Cup games.
"I have played four games so far this season in the competition, and I have really enjoyed it. I just want to be on the right side of the scoreboard this weekend."