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Preview: Newcastle Falcons v Leicester Tigers

Preview: Newcastle Falcons v Leicester Tigers

Newcastle Falcons beat Sale at Kingston Park on the opening weekend but then suffered their second heaviest defeat in Premiership Rugby going down 5-58 at Bath last Saturday.

Leicester Tigers 22-34 defeat at home to Wasps last weekend represented only the second time that Tigers had lost at home in Aviva Premiership Rugby with their opponents gaining maximum points and Leicester gaining none. The Tigers won their most recent away game, at Gloucester in round 1, but have not won back-to-back away games in the competition since March 2015.

Newcastle’s 26-14 victory over Tigers at Kingston Park in February ended an eleven game losing streak to Leicester in Aviva Premiership Rugby.

Kingston Park, 3pm, Live on BT Sport

Referee: JP Doyle (118th Premiership game).

Assistant Referees: Peter Allan & Jonathan Healy.

TMO: Rowan Kitt.

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