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Matchday guide: Tigers versus Saints

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It's the hottest ticket in town - Leicester Tigers versus Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership this Saturday - and we've got a great day in prospect at Welford Road.

Tigers and Saints have met on 225 previous occasions and the rivalry is as keen as ever, with both sides challenging at the top end of the league table as the competition reaches Round 8 this weekend.

Tickets are still available for this game as a small number have been returned to the ticket office. Also, season ticket holders are able to use the ‘buyback’ scheme if you are unable to use your ticket this weekend. Upgrades are available on junior tickets if they are unable to attend the game but an adult wants to use their place. Click here for more details or contact the ticket office at Welford Road.

The Tigers Club Store at Welford Road and the ticket office will be open from 9am Saturday.

Extra shop points are available around the stadium after the turnstiles open.

Tigers run five bus routes to home games in conjunction with Arriva Bus, departing from Market Harborough, Oakham, Nuneaton, Market Bosworth and Coalville. For more details and this week’s timetable, click here.

Find out how to follow next summer’s Lions tour to Australia with Tigers Events who, in conjunction with Lions Rugby Travel, the Lions' official travel company, have put together a number of options for supporters. They will be outside the Caterpillar Stand at Welford Road from noon on Saturday to talk to fans.

Land Rover, official vehicle of Premiership Rugby, is offering exclusive hospitality to Land Rover owners at Saturday’s game.

Land Rover area is located on the plaza outside the Caterpillar Stand and owners show their Land Rover key for entry from 12.15pm and enjoy a gourmet burger and hot or cold drink. You also have the chance to win a signed Tigers shirt on the day. Maximum two adults permitted per key.

Turnstiles for the match, and all bars and food kiosks, open at 12.15pm.

Food outlets at Welford Road, including Domino’s Ready 2 Go pizza, Flaming Good Burger, Frank’s New York Street Hot-Dogs and Henry’s Chicken, as well as the Hog Roast stand in the Final Whistle, will all be open throughout the afternoon.

The Domino’s outlet is located on the top floor of the Caterpillar Stand, and there is a ‘pop up’ unit on the ground floor. Pizza sellers also circulate inside the stadium.

There is also a bar and food outlet on the plaza outside the Caterpillar Stand.

The Junior Tigers Club in the Final Whistle is open from 12.15pm with games and activities for members aged under 16. There is also the chance to lead the teams on to the pitch as a matchday mascot or join the Tiger Cubs parade. Find out how in the JTC VIP area in Final Whistle.

Among the stars in this week’s 100-page match programme are Jonah Lomu, David Campese, Rory Underwood, Brian O’Driscoll and Martin Johnson. Find out what they have in common by picking up your copy from around the stadium. Don’t miss George Chuter’s Inside Line pages, some spectacular photos in the Tiger Hunt, and four-page guide to the match against the Maori All Blacks on November 13. It’s all in the match programme, price £3.

Your match ticket also includes the firework display which will take place on the pitch 15 minutes after the final whistle.

Match tickets are still available. Phone the Tigers ticket office on 0844 856 1880 or call in at Welford Road (open 8.30am-5pm Thursday and Friday, and from 9am Saturday). Or book online any time.

The collection point for pre-ordered tickets is outside the ticket office in the corner of the Caterpillar Stand plaza.

After the game supporters can enjoy live music with Rock Bottom in Final Whistle and the ticket office will remain open for home and away ticket sales, including the home match against the Maori All Blacks.