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The ‘new’ matchday | Derby Day with a difference

A packed Plaza. Tigers chants. The smell of pies and a live guitarist. There was a notable difference to Derby Day at the weekend. 

Often the stand-out fixture for every Leicester Tigers supporter, Steve Borthwick’s men put in a momentous defensive shift to claim victory over Northampton Saints in the clubs’ 245th meeting.

Four yellow cards, four tries, penalty kicks and a drop goal. The match had it all as Tigers claimed their second win since the restart of the Premiership Rugby season. 

Over the last four weeks of playing behind closed doors, we’ve shared a glimpse into the goings-on these ‘new’ matchdays as the club continues to bring fans around the world closer to the action. 

Ben Youngs led out Tigers alongside his brother Tom to an empty stadium, a stark contrast to last season's fixture.
Tigers and Saints compete in the line-out without the familiar chants from the crowd.
Zack Henry took up the kicking responsibilities in this year's Derby Day fixture in place of an injured George Ford.
Crowds or no-crowds; a try means just as much on Derby Day.

Tigers are next in action with the return of European Challenge Cup rugby as french outfit Castres Olympique visit Welford Road on Sunday, 20 September (3.00pm). You can follow the action live via the official Leicester Tigers app, while season ticket holders will be able to access the BT Sport Matchday Pass.