The clubs have claimed 14 English league titles between them as the dominant forces of club rugby in the professional era and their encounters are famed for their intensity and hard-fought nature.
Kick-off has been brought forward to 3.15pm to combat the extreme weather which has claimed much of the Guinness Premiership programme, and the Tigers pitch has been protected from the worst of the conditions. The covers will stay in place up to kick-off, while a workforce is in place to remove ice and snow from around the stadium and the City Council are clearing the approaches and highways.
The last remaining tickets in the 24,000-capacity stadium are available now from the Tigers ticket office. Phone the hotline on 0844 856 1880, book online or call in at Welford Road. And don't leave it too late.
With little prospect of much other sport – as participant or spectator – this weekend, come down and see this top-of-the-table clash at Welford Road.
Please note kick-off is at 3.15pm!