Leicester Tigers suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Bath, losing 45 - 0 in the Aviva Premiership.
Both sides were unbeaten going into the match, but it was Bath who emerged the clear winners, against a Tigers side who were without centres Manu Tuilagi and Anthony Allen. The pair were injured in the build-up to the match.
Leicester Tigers are leading Newcastle Falcons 12 - 3 at half time, courtesy of four penalties by Freddie Burns on his debut for the club.
Ed Slater will be Leicester Tigers' club captain for the 2014/15 season.
Slater made his debut with the Tigers four years ago after returning from Australia.
He is fast approaching 100 first team appearances for the club.
He succeeds Toby Flood.
Leicester Tigers' Vereniki Goneva has been crowned the 2014 players' player of the year at tonight's Rugby Players Association awards dinner.
Goneva scored 12 tries in his first season at Welford Road. The winger recently signed a new two-year contract with the Tigers.
"This means a lot and I'm really very happy. It's an honour to win this award because a lot of players have done very well this season."
"To be voted by other players is something very special. A lot of players fight for this award so to be recognised like this is great."
The coach of Northampton Saints Jim Mallinder has described last night's victory in the Aviva Premiership Semi-Final as 'absolutely tremendous', especially as his side lost to Tigers in last year's final.
"We've played Leicester numerous times since I've been here, we've won a couple but not recently and I think to win such a big game like that the semi final of the Aviva Premiership in front of our home fans was absolutely tremendous."
Speaking after defeat in the Aviva Premiership Semi-Final to Northampton Saints, Director of Rugby Richard Cockerill said:
"We gave everything, it's been tough year, we were close to winning we could've won it if we'd managed the game a bit better at times and our discipline had been a bit sharper but Saints are a good side, they played well, they took their opportunities and that's life"
Northampton Saints have beaten the Leicester Tigers 21-20 in the Rugby Union Premiership semi-final. It means the Saints will now play at Twickenham.
It is not just local pride and the bragging rights that are at stake tonight, but also a place in the Premiership Final, as rivals Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints square-up.
The Tigers welcome back six internationals for their trip to Franklin's Garden, including Niki Goneva.
Meanwhile, George Pisi and Samu Manoa will be among those re-joining the starting 15 for Saints.
Northampton will be hoping for revenge after Leicester beat them in the final last year, so tonight's match has all the ingredients for a cracker.
Richard Cockerill, Director of Rugby at Leicester Tigers, and player, Tom Croft, have been looking ahead to the encounter.
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