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Sunday 1st January 15:00 GMT


Leicester's three game winning run in the Aviva Premiership was brought to an end at Sandy Park in Devon on Christmas Eve, by the resurgent Exeter Chiefs, who soundly beat the Tigers by 31-10, and pushed them down to fifth place in the table as a result. The Tigers now find themselves four points outside the play-off positions, and with the daunting task of facing the reigning Champions and current table leaders Saracens on New Year's Day. At least the Leicester Tigers will have home advantage against Sarries, and will gain some confidence in the knowledge that they have suffered just a solitary defeat at the Welford Road venue in the last 14 games that they have played there in all competitions, a 22-34 beating by Wasps in Round 2 of the Premiership.

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However, Saracens are the club in fine form, whose only loss in the Premiership since Round 4, came at the Rec against Bath, who squeezed out a narrow 14-11 victory at the beginning of December. Quite amazingly, Saracens have had their own try line crossed just nine times in the 11 games that they have played in this season's Premiership, which is 8 less than the next best defensive record in the league.

Posted: 20th March 2016


The reigning Aviva Premiership Champions and current table topping Saracens, travel to Welford Road on Sunday, to face the Leicester Tigers. They will be attempting to be just the second visiting team in any tournament to win at the venue in the past 12 months. The others being the Sale Sharks who claimed a 10-3 victory at the beginning of February. Saracens who have been at or very close to the top of the table all season, have just a two point advantage over the Exeter Chiefs, but with six games of the regular season remaining, are a substantial 12 points ahead of fifth placed Tigers.

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The Leicester Tigers have struggled to cope with international calls on their squad during the 6-Nations tournament, but have managed to stay in contention for the play-offs. They are just a point behind their great East Midlands rivals the Northampton Saints. Welford Road hasn't been a happy hunting ground for Saracens, with just one victory at the venue since September 2011. During a period of unmatched success for Sarries in the domestic game, the fixture in February 2013 which ended 32-27 to the visitors, was their only success. However, Saracens have held sway in recent encounters at any venue, with the Tigers winning just once in their last eight meetings in all competitions. A 31-27 win in Round 22 of the 2013/14 season.

Posted: 16th November 2014


Something has to give, when the Leicester Tigers play host to Saracens at Welford Road on Sunday in Round 7 of the Aviva Premiership. The Tigers have been beaten just once in their last 10 Premiership matches at Welford Road, when they were beaten by London Irish in Round 4 of this season's tournament. Saracens who were beaten in their last away game in the Premiership, their only defeat to date in the current Premiership campaign, 11-21 at the Rec against Bath, have not lost successive games on the road since New Year 2011. The backup strength of both club's will be tested to the limit, as what should be one of the club matches of the season, comes in the middle of the Autumn International series, with both sides seriously affected by international requirements.

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Tigers have won four of their last five matches in all tournaments, although only one of those was in the Premiership. Two wins were in the Anglo-Welsh Cup, while the other came in the European Champions Cup against Ulster. The visitors on Sunday, who are currently second in the table, are one of the few clubs with a positive record in recent times at Welford Road, where they have won on four of their last six visits.

Posted: 10th May 2014


There would appear that there is little riding on the Leicester against Saracens match at Welford Road on Saturday, with both sides have secured their places in the play-off mini competition for the Aviva Premiership title. However, such is the congestion in the table below table topping Saracens, which the Leicester Tigers find themselves with everything still to play for. A win for the Tigers, coupled with a Northampton defeat at home to Wasps, although unlikely, would lift Leicester above their East Midlands rivals, and secure them a home semi-final spot. While defeat to Saracens, and a Bath win at Harlequins, would see the Tigers slip to fourth place, and an away semi-final at Allianz Park, against Saturday’s opponents. A daunting prospect, even for the Tigers, against a side that have won 19 of their 21 games in the Premiership this season, and have also qualified for the Heineken Cup final.

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Saracens themselves, have nothing riding on the result. They have already set a new points record for a Premiership season, beating the record previously held by Leicester. They will want to keep the momentum going as they head towards the business end of the season, but with the Heineken Cup final just 3 weeks away, as well as the play-offs themselves, it may be a chance for the frings and back up players to make a case for inclusion in the big games still to come before the season closes.

Posted: 23rd February 2013

On Saturday, the 23rd of February the Aviva Premiership continues when the Leicester Tigers and the Saracens face off at 20:00 local time and GMT. The Leicester Tigers are in third right now with 48 points. They have won ten games out of the last fifteen that they have played, and they end up with four losses, because they also had a draw. The second ranked team on the table is the Saracens who have earned 49 points. They have won eleven games of the fifteen that they played and have one draw. Finally, the Harlequins come in at number one.

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As for the rest of the table, we have Gloucester Rugby in fourth, followed by the Wasps and the Northampton Saints. Bath Rugby takes seventh, with the Chiefs, Warriors, Welsh and Irish following. The Sharks are last.

Posted: 12th May 2012

On Saturday, May 12th, the Leicester Tigers and the Saracens will play in Leicester in the Aviva Premiership. This match will be at 17:30 local time and one hour earlier GMT. We find the Leicester Tigers in second on the Aviva Premiership table. They have fifteen wins so far this season, out of the twenty two games that they have played. They have one draw and six losses so far and have a total of seventy four points earned this season. The teams above them in the standings are the Harlequins, who have 75 points after winning seventeen games.

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As for the Saracens, they come in on the table at third place. They have been able to win sixteen of the twenty two matches played, and have also taken a draw. They have 73 points at the moment, and are followed on the table by the Northampton Saints.

Posted: 24th September 2011

In Leicester this week, another exciting match in the Aviva Premiership will be held, and this time it happens on Saturday, the 24th of September at 14:30 local time. The two teams that are going to head to head are the Leicester Tigers and the Saracens and the Saracens are in the top five of the table right now. In fact, they are in the fourth spot with three played matches so far. They won two of those and lost the other one, and will hold onto their spot with 9 points. As for the Leicester Tigers, they are down in eighth place with six points, only winning one game out of three that they have played.

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Posted: 1st January 2017

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