Premiership Preview - Leicester

Thursday 11 February 2016

A look ahead to Friday's game against the Tigers.

Leicester Tigers and Newcastle Falcons will both look avenge narrow Aviva Premiership Rugby loses on Friday evening, when they clash at Kingston Park under the Friday Night Lights.

Taking place in front of the BT Sport cameras, the 40th meeting between the two sides in the competition will see the Falcons look to continue a fine run of home form that has seen them take four consecutive wins across the Aviva Premiership and European Rugby Challenge Cup.

The two teams are well acquainted this season, having already played each other home and away in the Kings of the North Cup back in autumn 2015 and at Welford Road in the Aviva Premiership on Boxing Day.

In that game, the first Aviva Premiership Rugby start of fly half Craig Willis, the Falcons tested the Tigers in every department in a performance that laid the foundations for wins over Bath and Harlequins.

Friday’s game will see the Falcons look to make it five wins from five home games in all competitions, with European Rugby Challenge Cup against Brive and Connacht supplementing the wins in the Aviva Premiership.

In last season’s outing at Kingston Park, a close encounter saw the Falcons claim a bonus point, after a converted try from Tommy Bell secured a four point win for the Tigers.

Kicking off at 19:45, tickets are still available for the game with advanced pricing starting at £15 for adult standing and £25 for adult seating.

Tickets can be booked by clicking here, calling 0871 2266060 or visiting the Kingston Park box office.

For those unable to attend live, the game will be broadcast live via BT Sport 1 from 7pm and on BBC Radio Newcastle while the club’s official fan app and twitter channels will carry live text commentary.

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