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Tigers coach disappointed at Saints semi-final defeat

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"

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Tigers and Saints square-up for Premiership semi-final

by James Clark

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.

Strong Northampton presence in England side

by Matthew Ratcliffe
Flanker Tom Wood Credit: PA

England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster has named five Northampton Saints players in his side to face Argentina on Saturday.

Flanker Tom Wood will captain the side, and scrum-half Lee Dickson will also start, in the first of the two tests.

The substitutes include prop Paul Doran-Jones, lock Courtney Lawes and full-back Ben Foden from the Saints. And they will be joined by Worcester Warriors flanker Matt Kvesic, who will make his debut for England should he come off the bench.

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