Get ready for another great sport weekend across Leicestershire
This weekend brings another red-letter day for Leicestershire sport as the Tigers take on French giants Toulouse in the Heineken Cup on Sunday. It is a winner-takes-all showdown for a place in the quarter finals.
Tigers have home advantage but Toulouse, even given their poor away form, represent a massive challenge.
In our favour is not only the inability of Toulouse to travel well but also the likelihood that they will be playing in freezing conditions in the cauldron of Welford Road.
Against us is the fact that this is a must-win game for them too, they boast a superb European record and possess one of the toughest back rows in rugby.
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It promises to be a fantastic game and an occasion to remember for the thousands of fans who will pack out the stadium, as well as all those watching on the television at home.
This, of course, comes just a few days after Leicester Riders beat Newcastle Eagles to win the British Basketball League Cup, cheered on by their tremendous supporters at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.
Meanwhile, Leicester City have hit their best form of the season and face promotion rivals Middlesbrough tomorrow night on the back of three consecutive league victories and back-to-back demolitions of Huddersfield and Bristol City.
And Nigel Pearson has made one of the best signings in the league in striker Chris Wood who has scored six goals in his first three appearances for City.
All of this goes to show that sport in Leicestershire is in good health, which brings us on to the Leicester Mercury Sports Awards which take place tonight at Leicester Tigers' Welford Road stadium.
Once again we have a fantastic line-up of finalists in all the categories, reflecting the great strength in depth in Leicestershire across a diverse range of sports.
We would like to take this opportunity to offer our congratulations to all of them and our thanks also to our sponsors who have once again helped to make the sports awards possible.
We are grateful to them for helping us to celebrate the incredible achievements of the county's sportsmen and sportswomen.