Irish have beaten the Tigers just once since February 2008: 18-12 at Reading in the Premiership on 24 October 2009.
London Irish have won just one of their last eight matches in all competitions since early January: 23-15 at home to Gloucester in the Anglo-Welsh Cup on 4 February. The Exiles’ three game home winning run in Aviva Premiership Rugby ended in their most recent encounter at Madejski Stadium with the 23-30 reversal to Northampton.
Leicester Tigers picked up the first silverware of the 2011/12 season last Sunday at Worcester when they beat Northampton to take the Anglo-Welsh Cup and also qualify for next season’s Heineken Cup. Tigers have lost just once in the Premiership since round six: 11-19 at Exeter on 11 February.
Referee: Dean Richards (55th Premiership game)
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