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Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints Premiership Final preview

Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers will battle it out for the Aviva Premiership title Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Odds:

  • Leicester Tigers - 2/5
  • Draw - 20/1
  • Northampton Saints - 9/4

LEAGUE FINISHES:

  • Tigers - 2nd W15 D1 L6
  • Saints - 4th W14 D0 L8

STARTING LINE-UPS:

Tigers:

  • 15. Matthew Tait
  • 14. Niall Morris
  • 13. Manusamoa Tuilagi
  • 12. Anthony Allen
  • 11. Vereniki Goneva
  • 10. Tony Flood (c)
  • 9. Ben Youngs
  • 1. Logovi'i Mulipola
  • 2. Tom Youngs
  • 3. Dan Cole
  • 4. Graham Kitchener
  • 5. Geoff Parling
  • 6. Tom Croft
  • 7. Julian Salvi
  • 8. Jordan Crane

Saints:

  • 15. Ben Foden
  • 14. Ken Pisi
  • 13. James Wilson
  • 12. Luther Burrell
  • 11. Jamie Elliott
  • 10. Stephen Myler
  • 9. Lee Dickson
  • 1. Soane Tonga'uiha
  • 2. Dylan Hartley (c)
  • 3. Brian Mujati
  • 4. Courtney Lawes
  • 5. Christian Day
  • 6. Phil Dowson
  • 7. Tom Wood
  • 8. Samu Manoa

There is an obvious local rivalry and when you look at the quality of players on both sides it should be a great contest.

Sometimes in the season you have to remind guys who they are playing against but that isn't the case this week. We know each other very well, the players know each other from England camps and from playing against each other regularly in big games.

– Richard Cockerill, Tigers Director of Rugby

For 80 minutes we've got the opportunity to play for a major trophy. We've never been to an Aviva Premiership Final, and despite all the ups and downs, and many people saying things about us and doubting us, we're here and will be doing everything we can to bring home the trophy.

– Dylan Hartley, Saints captain

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