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Game Plan | Derby Day in Leicester

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Get yourself prepared for Saturday's East Midlands Derby at Mattioli Woods Welford Road with The Game Plan.

The 252nd meeting between Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints, rugby's greatest rivalry, is set to provide plenty of action on the pitch for spectators after entertainment aplenty for the more than 20,000 expected at Tigers HQ.

Key Timings

  • 12.00pm - Final Whistle / The Plaza opens 
  • 1.15pm Tradeview Markets Stand turnstiles open
  • 1.30pm - All other turnstiles open
  • 1.40pm - The Plaza Prowl
  • 3.05pm - Kick Off: Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints


The Final Whistle bar, Junior Tigers Club and The Plaza open at midday, with a host of activities and offerings for supporters of all ages to enjoy.​

Our fun-filled inflatables - The Kicking Challenge and Dartboard Challenge - will be on The Plaza from midday for the youngsters, as well as Club Partners JaffaDyno-Rod, Turmeric Co. and Tradeview Markets with activities and giveaways for supporters to enjoy.

The Junior Tigers Club will have activities on offer for members, including table tennis, the Nintendo Switch, The Batak Board and much more fun-filled. 

At 1.40pm, get involved in The Plaza Prowl - which will see the squad make their way from Hotel Brooklyn, through supporters and on to the field ahead of the battle. Find out more HERE about The Plaza Prowl.

The Club Shop, located under Hotel Brooklyn, is open from 9.00am until 6.00pm, while the Europcar Stand Shop opens at midday and closes at 6.00pm.

Additionally, this weekend, The Club Shop (access via Ayelstone Road) in the Europcar Stand is also open from 12.00pm for fans until one after full time.


There is plenty of action on the pitch during the break in play this Saturday including The Ultimate Big Boot and the return of the Jaffa Zorb Race.


Stick around after the match to get a selfie or signature from the players, who will make their way around the Mattioli Woods Welford Road pitch.

Additionally, this season, one of the lads will be answering questions LIVE on the microphone with Matchday Host Martin Ballard to get their reaction and then head back to the Final Whistle bar to watch Harlequins and Saracens go head-to-head on TNT Sports. 

Key Questions ... and Answers! 

Is this game included as part of my Season Ticket? 

YES. All Premiership Rugby Cup fixtures are included.

Is the Junior Tigers Club operating pre-match?

YES. The JTC is open on Saturday.

Is there a Match Programme available to purchase?

NO. There will not be a Match Programme. Fans can check out Team News for both games via the club website, Tigers App and social channels.