Watch the Match Highlights from Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers in Round 3 of the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership.
Tigers scored six tries in coming from behind to win 41-21 at Northampton Saints in the 250th East Midlands derby on Saturday.
Tigers trailed 14-3 in the first half but fought back after the break with full-back Freddie Steward completing a hat-trick as Saints collected three yellow cards in the closing quarter of an hour.
Two tries in the space of two minutes around the 15-minute mark put Saints in front, but a Steward score got Tigers back into the game just before half-time, trimming the deficit to just four points in the latest instalment in a 142-year-old rivalry.
Despite a third from Saints just after the break, the set-piece gave Tigers a platform to build from as Guy Porter scored and then Chris Ashton, George Martin and two more from Steward in the last 10 minutes settled the outcome.
Steward was making his first appearance of the season after England’s summer tour and international colleague Jack van Poortvliet made his 50th first-team appearance in his first starting selection of the campaign.
Saints included internationals Lewis Ludlam, Courtney Lawes and Tommy Freeman plus Wales fly-half Dan Biggar who returned after illness as they defended a five-match winning run on home soil – the team’s best sequence at the Gardens since 2015.