Leicester Tigers qualified for the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup, but have to settle for an away trip to France after losing at home to Ulster.

In a tight game at a sell-out Welford Road, the Irish side narrowly beat the Tigers 22-19 with scrum-half Ruan Pienaar scoring all their points.

The Tigers, who needed a win to top the group, made a good start with Toby Flood kicking his first two penalties but the teams were level at half time with the score 9-9, Pienaar kicking two penalties from his own half.

Flood kicked another penalty after the break before superbly setting up Niall Morris for a try which he then converted to make the score 19-9.

Ulster then fought back with another penalty before Pienaar charged down Flood’s attempted clearance and followed up with a try and conversion to level the score.

From that point on Ulster looked on top and they managed to take the lead through another Pienaar penalty, and they managed to hold on to the win.

Ulster will now play Saracens at home in the quarter- final, while Leicester will meet Clermont Auvergne after their 28-3 victory over Racing Metro on Sunday.

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