New Leicester Tigers coach Marcelo Loffreda selects his first side in Europe as they look to continue their good recent form following a stuttering Heineken Cup campaign so far.

The former Argentina coach witnessed his men get their qualification hopes back on track after defeat in Dublin with a comfortable win against Edinburgh and then qualify for the EDF Energy Cup semi-finals at Welford Road.

Toulouse travel to the Midlands leading Pool 6 with two wins from two and both sides know what it takes to win this tournament with two victories each, Leicester in 2001 and 2002 and Toulouse in 2003 and 2005.

This is the fifth encounter between the sides in the Heineken Cup and the French side will have happy memories of Leicester after winning the last meeting 27-19 in the 2005 semi-final at the Walkers Stadium.