Edinburgh gained their first win of the competition in Round Four with a 29-10 win over Leinster at Murrayfield.

Andy Robinson’s men lie bottom of Pool 6 but the Scottish side will play a huge role in who qualifies for the last eight. 

Robinson admits he is looking forward to measuring the progress his Edinburgh side have made when the in-form Scottish team face England’s first double winners, Leicester Tigers

Edinburgh were on the receiving end of a 39-0 demolition at Welford Road in November when Leicester’s experience and quality shone out.

But since that result Edinburgh have gone on to record five wins out of six games, including a home Heineken Cup victory over Leinster, and head coach Robinson revealed he is interested to gauge how far his young team have come over the past seven weeks.

Robinson said: “We are really looking forward to playing against Leicester and measuring where we are now in comparison to where we were three months ago.”

Meanwhile, David Callam misses the match because of a shoulder injury, but Robinson stressed that, contrary to reports, the Scotland back rower had not undergone any scans since the win at Cardiff on Friday night. 

He said: “David picked up a stinger on Friday night and we decided it would be better to rest him for this match, but there is a strong likelihood he will be available next week.”

As a result, captain Allister Hogg moves across to the base of the scrum with Roland Reid being named to start at blindside flanker.

After being called up into Scotland’s 35-man training squad ahead of the RBS 6 Nations, Ben Cairns, 22, switches across the back-three to the right wing while Hugo Southwell returns at full-back.

Scotland prop Gavin Kerr, who missed the victory over the Blues with a sickness bug, returns to reclaim the number three shirt.

Promising flanker Alan MacDonald returns to the first team squad for the first time since he injured his knee in September and Calum MacRae has recovered from a lower back injury to be named amongst the replacements. 

Leicester, the European champions of 2001 and 2002 are in danger of not making the quarter-finals after a dismal showing on the road this season.

Last year’s finalists have already lost in Dublin and Toulouse but expect them to bounce back to take their hopes of qualification to the final round.