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Preview: Leicester Tigers v Bath Rugby

Preview: Leicester Tigers v Bath Rugby

Leicester Tigers have qualified for the Premiership playoffs for an eighth successive season and need a win in this encounter to secure a sixth home Aviva Premiership Rugby semi-final. The Tigers have won nine successive matches since their 11-19 defeat at Exeter on 11 February.

Bath Rugby need a maximum point victory to give themselves any hope of a Heineken Cup spot next season, and even that is still dependent on other results going their way. Bath’s four game losing run ended with their 17-12 home win over Wasps last time out. Bath’s only away win in Aviva Premiership Rugby since October came at Exeter on 25 February.

Bath won 26-25 when the two teams met at the Rec in the Premiership in round five, to end a seven game winless streak against the Tigers in the competition. Bath have not achieved a season’s double over Leicester since 2003/04.

Referee: Dean Richards (57th Premiership game)
 

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