No matter the competition, the stakes are always high on Derby Day.
Tigers take on local rivals Northampton Saints in the club’s next home game at Welford Road on Saturday, October 12 (3.00pm) – a rivalry that harks back to when both teams were formed in 1880.
With just 30 miles between Welford Road and Franklin's Garden, Tigers and Saints will face off for the 244th time with the Premiership Rugby Cup setting the stage on this occasion.
Fresh off the back of a 27-7 home win over Exeter Chiefs, next up for Tigers is an away visit at Bath Rugby in Round 3 before the first ‘derby day’ fixture of the season to round off Pool 3.
With 139 years of blood and sweat between the two East Midland clubs, fans can discover more about the Tigers/Saints rivalry with our three-part series.
In the first of our three-part feature, we look at one of rugby’s biggest domestic rivalries and how it came to be the fiercest fixture of the season.
A brief history | Read more
In part two, we pick up part two with Tigers on the cusp of Cup fever and the break away to the professional game.
History of the Derby | Read more
In the final part of our three-part feature, we look at some of the more recent encounters between the two rivals.
'The Modern Era' | Read more
DERBY DAY MEANS MORE and match tickets for Tigers first showdown of the season against the old enemy are available online or by contacting the ticket office on 0116 319 8888 (option 2).
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