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Tigers Classic | 1993 Pilkington Cup: Leicester v Northampton

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Leicester Tigers, captained by John Wells, welcomed Northampton Saints to Welford Road in the semi-finals of the 1993 Pilkington Cup on Saturday, April 10.

The Tigers side had recorded victories over London Scottish, Nottingham and Exeter in the earlier rounds of the Cup competition on the way to the Derby Day showdown with Saints. 

More than 16,000 fans packed into Tigers HQ for the fixture - the second largest home crowd of the season - to see Leicester record a 22-point, 28-6 victory over their rivals.

Looking back on the match, his first Tigers/Saints derby, Leicester's hooker on the day Richard Cockerill said: “My first (local derby) was in 1993, the semi-final of the Pilkington Cup at Welford Road.”

“You got a sense from the people that had been here for a while that it was a pretty important fixture and that gets drilled into you here from the day you arrive."

Watch the game below, from 3.00pm, on LTTV

Tigers back-rowers Dean Richards, in the 16th, and Neil Back, in the 33rd minute, scored Leicester's first two tries before Laurence Boyle added the third and final just six minutes before full-time. 

A Jez Harris drop goal, as well as two penalties and two conversions from John Liley added 13 points.

Tigers XV:

O - John Liley
N - Tony Underwood
M - Stuart Potter
L - Ian Baites
K - Rory Underwood
J - Jez Harris
I - Aadel Kardooni
A - Graham Rowntree
B - Richard Cockerill
C - Darren Garforth
D - Martin Johnson
E - Matt Poole
F - John Wells (c)
H - Neil Back
G - Dean Richards

Replacements: Chris Johnson, Simon Povoas, Nigel Richardson, Darren Grewcock, Laurence Boyle

Head Coach: Tony Russ