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The best of social media from the East Midlands derby

The best of social media from the East Midlands derby

Leicester Tiger’s semi-final hopes were dented by Northampton Saints at Welford Road as Saints beat the Tigers 27-21.

Three George Ford penalties could not compete with tries from Ben Foden, Cobus Reinach, Telusa Veainu and Matt Toomua.

The defeat leaves Tigers fifth in the table with two games left and the reaction was all over social media.

It may have been the East Midlands derby, but the fans stood together at Welford Road.

…some rivalries even extended to families!

Leicester prop Ellis Genge made this young fan’s day.

…and this Tigers enthusiast didn’t mind the result after meeting the players!

Meanwhile another youngster willed Tigers to finish the job!

This Saints fan got the birthday present she wanted!

And hope paid off for these travelling Saints supporters!

They may not have won, but at least Leicester recruited some new fans.

And one little man even enjoyed his debut rugby match!

…but he was not the youngest Leicester fan at Welford Road – nine-week-old Thomas beat him to it!

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