LEICESTER'S England hooker George Chuter believes Cardiff Blues will have "a point to prove" in tomorrow's Heineken Cup clash which could make or break Tigers' European hopes.
Leicester must beat the Blues at Welford Road to set up a Pool Four decider with Cup holders Munster in Limerick on Saturday week.
Cardiff's own European ambitions were effectively derailed by a Millennium Stadium defeat against Leicester almost three months ago - and Tigers star Chuter warned: "We expect them to come out with all guns blazing.
"They will have a point to prove after losing to us in a very tight game, and some of their Magners League form shows they can be a real threat.
"There is also the extra spice of it being an English team against a Welsh team, so we know it will be a bit special.
"Ever since we lost at home to Munster in the opening round of Heineken Cup fixtures, every game has been a must-win for us - so there is nothing new about this one.
"The Munster defeat left us with no room for manoeuvre, but it really was the big kick up the backside we needed at that time.
"It snapped us back into European mode, because the Heineken Cup is different from the Guinness Premiership and requires different things."