Richard Cockerill: "We have to win"

Richard Cockerill
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Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill admits that his team can't afford to lose their Heineken Cup clash with Ospreys this weekend.

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill has admitted that his side must win their match against Ospreys on Sunday if they are to progress in the Heineken Cup.

The Tigers got off to a losing start in the competition last weekend when they were beaten 23-9 in Toulouse.

Cockerill has now stressed the importance of his team getting their first win on the board against their Welsh opponents at Welford Road.

"We have to win this weekend. If you lose, you'll struggle to qualify," he told Sky Sports News.

Ospreys opened their Heineken Cup account with a comfortable 38-17 win over Treviso.

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