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Saints avenge losing to Tigers in last year's final

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.

He Said:

"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."

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"

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.


Mother banned from breastfeeding in hospital to meet NHS bosses

Gemma Murphy was told she could not breastfeed her baby at St Cross Hospital in Rugby Credit: ITV News Central

A mother who was told she was not allowed to breastfeed her newborn baby inside a Warwickshire hospital is due to meet NHS bosses later.

Gemma Murphy complained after she was asked to move to a private room at St Cross Hospital in Rugby in case she offended other patients.

St Cross Hospital in Rugby Credit: ITV News Central

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