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Preview | Sale away in Prem semi-final

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Leicester Tigers travel north in the semi-finals of the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership to face Sale Sharks.

Sale finished the season in second place on the league ladder to earn home advantage in the knockout stages against the third-placed Tigers on Sunday (May 14), while Saracens host Northampton Saints on Saturday (May 13) in the first semi-final.

The clubs have met on three occasions already this season, with all three games going the way of the Sharks - two of the fixtures have been in the Premiership and another in the Premiership Rugby Cup competition.

It will be the 106th meeting between the clubs and just the thirteenth at AJ Bell Stadium.

Leicester have won 69 of the fixtures between the sides, with Sale winning 32 and five matches finishing in a draw.

At the AJ Bell, Tigers have won on just four occasions - with the most recent away victory for the East Midlands side more than five years ago in May 2018.

Former Leicester players Dom Barrow, George Ford and Manu Tuilagi - who now call Sale home - were members of the Tigers squad when the side last won away to the Sharks.

Leicester Tigers come into the match after a narrow, 17-12, defeat to Harlequins in the final round of the regular season, while Sale Sharks recorded a 54-12 win over Newcastle Falcons last weekend.