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Round 21 Preview: Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks

Round 21 Preview: Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks

Leicester Tigers have suffered just two reversals in the last seven rounds of Aviva Premiership Rugby: at home to Exeter Chiefs and against Bath at Twickenham. The Tigers other two home defeats in Premiership Rugby this season came at the hands of Wasps and Saracens.

Sale Sharks only win in their last five games was 36-26 at home to Worcester Warriors in round 19 of Aviva Premiership Rugby. Sale have won just once away from home in the tournament this season: 3113 at Bristol in round 7.

Sale have won their last three matches against Tigers but have never won four in a row against the East Midlanders. The Sharks were victorious 10-3 on their most recent visit to Welford Road in February 2016 and have only once before won successive matches at the venue – in 2003 in Premiership Rugby and in the Knockout Cup.

Welford Road, 3pm

Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys (34th Premiership game).

Assistant Referees: Nigel Carrick, Matthew O’Grady.

TMO: Geoff Warren.

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