Leicester Tigers became the first club in history to go through an entire Premiership Rugby season top of the table at the end of every round but unless they go on to lift the title, their efforts will have been for nought.
They are just two wins away from achieving that but East Midlands rivals Northampton Saints are the first team to stand in their way in a semi-final at Welford Road, with the victors advancing to the Gallagher Premiership final next weekend.
Tigers have won three of their last four matches against Saints and head into the contest having lost just one of their last six league matches, as they finished top of the regular-season pile with 2src victories from 24 matches, while Northampton only assured their play-off spot
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