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Saints team named for East Midlands derby final

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Worcester's Sixways Stadium hosts the clash, which is the first time that the Saints and Tigers will have met in a major domestic final. And director of rugby Jim Mallinder said that this will provide some extra spice when the local rivals run out to face each other.

"When you start the season you only play in three competitions and you set out to win all three," he said. "Unfortunately we got knocked out of the Heineken Cup so we're left in two. We want to win both of those, and this starts on Sunday with the match against a Leicester team which showed all its qualities in the win down at Bath last weekend.


"Recently they've been playing well in the Premiership and LV= Cup and getting good results. It's going to be a very competitive game, very physical, and tough at the breakdown and set piece.


"But nobody wants to get to a final and lose - it makes for a depressing trip home. You want to get there and win, and that's what we've been focusing on all week."


Tickets remain available for Sunday's game. Prices start at £20 for adults with junior tickets just £10 throughout the stadium and supporters can order theirs directly from Sixways by calling 01905 454183.


NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY LEICESTER

LV= Cup Final

Sixways

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Kick off 3:00pm

15 Paul DIGGIN

14 Vasily ARTEMYEV

13 George PISI

12 James DOWNEY

11 Scott ARMSTRONG

10 Stephen MYLER

9 Martin ROBERTS

1 Soane TONGA'UIHA

2 Andy LONG

3 Paul DORAN JONES

4 James CRAIG

5 Christian DAY

6 Calum CLARK (capt)

7 Tom WOOD

8 Roger WILSON


Replacements

16 Ross MCMILLAN

17 Alex WALLER

18 Brian MUJATI

19 Mark SORENSON

20 Ben NUTLEY

21 Ryan GLYNN

22 Ryan LAMB

23 Tom MAY