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Saturday 3rd December 17:00 GMT

 

While Saracens, Wasps and Bath have dominated the Aviva Premiership this season, Leicester have been going quietly and efficiently about their business, and have claimed six wins in their nine fixtures to date, which places them fourth in the table. On Saturday, the Tigers face their great rivals the Northampton Saints, looking to extend a run of success in the Premiership, that has seen theV lose just one of their last four outings. A 10-24 defeat at the Reigning Champions and current table leaders Saracens.

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If the Saints can upset the Leicester Tigers at Welford Road at the weekend, they will be just the second visiting club to win at the venue since last February, Wasps in the Premiership being the only side during that period to leave the venue with a victory. The Saints are three places and seven points behind the Tigers ahead of Round 10 of the tournament, with a record of four wins and five losses. Two of their victories have been on the road, but were at the bottom two sides in the table, Worcester Warriors and Bristol. The last time that the Saints overcame the Tigers in the Premiership was in December 2014, when they won by 23-19 at Franklin's Gardens, since when they two clubs have played three times, the Tigers winning on each occasion.

Posted: 9th January 2016

 

One of the great derby matches in the English game takes place on Saturday at Welford Road, when the Leicester Tigers welcome their great East Midlands rivals the Northampton Saints, in Round 9 of the Aviva Premiership. The Tigers who are in fourth position in the Aviva Premiership table, had won seven successive games in all tournaments until last weekend, when table topping Saracens brought that run to an and at Allianz Park. On Saturday they will be defending an 11 game winning run in the Premiership at Welford Road, the last time they failed to win on home soil in the tournament was over a year ago, when they drew 21-21 with Saracens in November 2014.

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The Northampton Saints will be far from satisfied with their efforts on the pitch prior to Christmas, both in the Premiership and the Champions Cup. However, last weekend they managed to squeeze an 8-3 victory over second place Exeter Chiefs, which ended a three game losing run. The Saints who haven't beaten the Tigers at Welford Road since early 2007, have managed just two away wins in their last nine attempts in the tournament, both of which came at the Rec against Bath.

Posted: 5th October 2013

 

The East Midlands derby between the Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints, is always one of the most eagerly awaited clashes of the Premiership season, but Saturday's clash at Welford Road, will have even more spice than normal, as it will be the first meeting of the clubs since last season's Play-Off final.

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That match was of course won by the Tigers, after Saints captain Dylan Hartley had been shown a red card by referee Wayne Barnes, for directing foul and abusive language towards him, and calling him a cheat. Hartley denied the charge, saying that he was directing his comments towards the Leicester hooker, Tom Youngs. However, he was found guilty by a disciplinary panel, suspended, and consequently missed the Lions Test series winning tour to Australia, Leicester make just one change to the starting line up, from the XV that defeated Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park last week, with Graham Kitchener brought in to replace Geoff Parling in the second row. Thomas Waldrom and David Mele, who both missed the match at Exeter, are drafted onto the bench for the sell out local derby. Northampton have included some extra muscle in their forwards, by recalling both Tom Wood and Samu Manoa as they look to win the East Midlands bragging rights, and gain revenge for last seasons Premiership Final defeat.

Posted: 25th May 2013

Leicester Tigers will be hoping to secure their first Premiership title since 2010 when they take on East Midlands rivals Northampton in the playoff final this weekend. Use your exclusive membership with Watch Live Rugby and see Tigers v Saints live on your computer. The Tigers have made it to every Premiership playoff final in the recent past, but have been losing finalists in the last two seasons. They lost to Saracens in 2011 and went down to Harlequins last year.

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The Tigers however did demolish Quoins 33-16 in the playoff semifinals this year with a clinical second half display. They outscored Quoins three tries to one in the second half to reach their ninth straight Premiership final. Northampton were unlikely winners over league leaders Saracens in the other semifinal, racing to a 17-0 lead at half before eventually settling for a 27-13 triumph at Allianz Park. The Tigers v Saints clash has a number of interesting one on one clash in the park, none more interesting than the match up between their respective hookers- Saints Dylan Hartley and Tigers’ Tom Youngs, both of whom will be touring with the British and Irish Lions. Will Leicester suffer heartbreak in the final for the third straight year? Watch Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints online with watchliverugby.tv and find out.


Tags: Aviva Premiership, Northampton Saints, Leicester Tigers, Allianz Park, Dylan Hartley, Graham Kitchener, Samu Manoa, Watch Live Rugby, Tom Youngs
Posted: 3rd December 2016


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