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Tom Youngs of Leicester Tigers scores his side’s first try at Stade Yves Du Manoir. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images
Leicester stay in touch with Ulster
  • Rugby
  • December 15, 2013, 17:38

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Rory Best training with the Irish squad at Carton House. The hooker has rediscovered his best form for Ulster since the new season began. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

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David Wilson will start in the front row against Argentina. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

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Dan Tuohy of Ulster catches Leicester’s Toby Flood with a straight arm, resulting in Flood being carried off injured and Tuohy sinbinned. Photograph: Inpho/Presseye/Andrew Fosker

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 Paul O’Connell and Brian O’Driscoll hold the Tom Richards Cup aloft after the Lions won the final test match against Australia in Sydney to secure the first series victory in 16 years. Photograph: Getty

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George North carries the ball and Australia’s Israel Folau downfield at the Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

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