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Preview: Leicester Tigers v Newcastle Falcons

Leicester Tigers’ only defeat in Aviva Premiership Rugby since round six is 11-19 at Exeter on 11 February.

The Tigers have won their last seven games at Welford Road in all competitions, and have not lost at the venue since table-topping Quins were the visitors on 8 October.

Newcastle Falcons’ four game losing streak in Aviva Premiership Rugby ended on Saturday with their 19-10 home victory over London Irish. The Falcons only away win since March was 34-3 at Petrarca Padova in the Amlin Challenge Cup on 19 November.

Leicester have won their last six encounters with the Falcons, whilst Newcastle’s only victory at Welford Road since 1977 remains the 25-19 score on 30 December 1997.

Referee: Greg Garner (30th Premiership game)

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