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All to play for in Premiership run-in

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Leicester Tigers’ bonus-point win at Worcester Warriors lifted the team into fifth place in the Aviva Premiership with five games of the regular season remaining.

The league campaign now takes a two-week break before Tigers return to action with a series of huge games against teams in and around them in the standings.

With seven points separating Newcastle Falcons in fourth place and Sale Sharks in eighth, there is everything to play for in the remainder of the season.

Next up for Tigers is a home game on Sunday, March 25 (3.00pm) against second-placed Wasps, who lead Tigers by seven points in the table. It is already shaping up to be a pivotal fixture in the season and match tickets are now on general sale.

Leicester then face a trip to Twickenham on Saturday, April 7 (2.00pm) to face Bath, who have taken their home fixture against Tigers to the national stadium for a second successive season.

With Bath currently seventh, two points behind Tigers, this is another massive game at HQ.

The East Midlands derby between Tigers and Northampton Saints takes centre stage on Saturday, April 14 (3.00pm) as Welford Road hosts the 240th meeting of the old rivals. Tickets are already in huge demand.

Newcastle Falcons then visit in the second of back-to-back Welford Road fixtures for Tigers in the final home game of the season on Friday, April 27 (7.45pm).

Falcons are currently fourth in the table after a brilliant run of form which has taken them to seven wins in their last eight league fixtures, including by a point against Gloucester at Kingsholm in Round 17 last weekend.

Tigers conclude their league campaign with a trip to the AJ Bell Stadium on Saturday, May 5 (4.00pm) to take on Sale Sharks.

Sale are also hunting a top-four finish and a place in next season’s Champions Cup. They are in eighth place, four points behind Tigers.

Click here for Tigers’ remaining fixtures and click here for the Aviva Premiership table.