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Jan 31, 2015 at 3pm UK at ​Welford Road
Leicester Tigers
17-8
SaintsNorthampton Saints
De Chaves (5'), Pearce (31')
FT
Packman (63')

Result: Leicester Tigers see off Northampton Saints in close affair

Two first-half tries help Leicester Tigers to a 17-8 win over Northampton Saints in the LV= Cup.

Leicester Tigers have beaten Northampton Saints 17-8 in a robust encounter in the LV= Cup.

George Catchpole of Leicester Tigers is tackled by Cam Dolan of Northampton Saints during the LV= Cup match on January 31, 2015© Getty Images

Sebastian De Chaves gave the home side an early lead as he was on hand to scramble the ball over the line from close range, after the Tigers forwards had got to within a few metres of the Northampton try line.

Laurence Pearce then added a second try 20 minutes later when he capitalised on some fine work from Jack Roberts, who made a break through the Saints defence.

In the second half, winger Howard Packman darted across the try line to give the Saints some hope, but they could not add to their score in a physical and gruelling match.

A late Owen Williams penalty confirmed victory for the hosts as Leicester won the Midlands derby.

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Glenn Dickson of Northampton Saints tackled by Ollie Thorley and Charlie Sharples of Gloucester during the LV= Cup match between Northampton Saints and Gloucester at Franklin's Gardens on November 9, 2013
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