Last season’s finalists Leicester slumped to an opening day 22-9 defeat in Dublin while Edinburgh gained a losing bonus-point as they valiantly went toe to toe with Toulouse.

Andy Robinson’s men will be huge underdogs at Welford Road but Munster proved in the competition last season, the Tigers can be beaten on home soil.

But Tigers head coach Marcelo Loffreda will expect to record his first Heineken Cup win as coach. and has named his line-up for his first home game.

Dan Hipkiss returns after flu cost him his place against Leinster last Saturday and Tom Varndell comes in on the wing.

There are two changes in the pack, with Marco Wentzel returning to the second row and Martin Castrogiovanni named at tighthead prop.

Ben Youngs replaces Christophe Laussucq on the bench, with the Frenchman joining Rabeni in being ruled out through injury.

Tickets for Saturday’s match (kick-off 3pm) are on sale now. Contact the Tigers ticket office on 08701 28 34 30, book online or call in at Welford Road.