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Match preview: Tigers v Gloucester

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Leicester Tigers and Gloucester Rugby renew a 125-year-old rivalry when the teams meet at Welford Road this Saturday (3.15pm).

Only Northampton have faced Leicester more than Gloucester, with the first of 215 previous meetings dating back to the 1891/92 season.
Gloucester edge the historic record with 106 wins to 101 by Leicester, though they have lost 71 of their 105 visits to Welford Road, with a last victory on Tigers soil coming in October 2007.
Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill, though, is more interested in the present than the past and sees a genuine threat in a Gloucester side who still have hopes of a place in the top six.
Cockerill said: “Gloucester have got good players, a good squad. They are good enough to beat anybody with their squad.
“We have to concentrate on getting our things right. Physically we’ve been very good but we have to make more of the opportunities we create or it comes back to bite you, as it did at Sale last weekend.
“Everybody will be knocking each other off at the top of the table and we have to keep going.
“We did some really good things at Sale and got ourselves in a position to win the game. But there were some fundamental errors which added up and cost us.”
A late try from Logovi’i Mulipola and conversion by Tommy Bell gave Tigers a 19-18 win at Kingsholm in the first meeting of the teams this season. Click here for the match report of a rollercoaster afternoon which also featured one of the Aviva Premiership tries of the season from Tigers wing Telusa Veainu.
Referee this Saturday is Mr J P Doyle.
Click here for our full matchday guide to see what is in store for this Tigers matchday.
Match tickets are still available at the Tigers ticket office. Call in at Welford Road, phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or click here to book online. A print-at-home function is available on all online sales for home games, or pick up your tickets from the collection point outside the MET-Rx Stand on the way to the game.