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Tigers versus Saints matchday guide

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Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints meet in an LV= Cup derby at Welford Road on Saturday. Kick-off is at 3pm and the final batch of match tickets are available now. Here is our guide to your Tigers matchday:Tigers and Saints top their respective pools after winning their opening two fixtures in this season’s LV= Cup competition and are chasing a place in the knockout rounds so Saturday could go a long way to confirming the semi-final line-up.   Final Whistle, turnstiles, food kiosks and all bars open from 1pm at Welford Road on Saturday.   The Junior Tigers Club area in Final Whistle is also open from 1pm with activities and competitions for younger supporters, including the opportunity to run out as a Tiger Cub or even matchday mascot. JTC membership is free and you can sign up on matchdays or on the club website. One JTC member will also be able to join our Challenge Welford on the pitch at half-time.   If this is your first Tigers matchday – or you are bringing someone new – there is a chance to win a great prize. As part of the ‘My First Matchday’ you can sign up a first-time visitor by clicking here or speak to a Games Keeper at the stadium on matchday and you will go into a prize draw to win a bag of Tigers goodies. First-time visitors can also pick up a My First Matchday certificate signed by club captain Ed Slater from Games Keepers who form part of the customer services team at Welford Road.   Supporters can take part in the 2015/16 season ticket campaign by filming their ‘I believe in Leicester Tigers’ message at The Maul on the plaza outside the MET-Rx Stand on Saturday. A selection of ‘I believe’ films will be shown on the big screens inside the stadium. Click here to find out more.   The Club Store is hosting its biggest-ever sale with special offers on kit, leisurewear and souvenirs. There is a pop-up shop on the plaza and extra merchandise units inside the MET-Rx Stand after the turnstiles are opened.   This week’s matchday programme includes an interview with the Italian front rows Leonardo Ghiraldini, Michele Rizzo, Tiziano Pasquali and Riccardo Brugnara, plus Matt Hampson’s Heroes & Villains column with Sam Harrison, the Junior Tigers Club pages and all the news and views from inside Welford Road. The programme is on sale throughout the stadium, price £3.   Arriva’s special matchday bus services are in operation on five routes, from Market Bosworth, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Oakham and Nuneaton, and there is also a minibus service from Coalville. Click here for pick-up points, timetable and fare details.   After the match, you can stay and listen to resident band Rock Bottom in Final Whistle.   Saturday’s match is included in Tigers season tickets.   For all other supporters, match tickets are on sale now from the Tigers ticket office. Call in at Welford Road, phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or click here to book online. A print-at-home function is now available on all online purchases for home games. Or try StubHub, the Tigers official marketplace, by clicking here.   If you have pre-ordered any match tickets, please note that these will be at the Collection Point outside the MET-Rx Stand and not at the ticket office.   We look forward to seeing you!