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Result: Leicester Tigers progress to Aviva Premiership final

Leicester Tigers will play in the Aviva Premiership playoff final after beating Harlequins 33-16 this afternoon.

Leicester Tigers have beaten Aviva Premiership champions Harlequins 33-16 at Welford Road to secure a place in the playoff final.

Leicester Tigers' Toby Flood kicks a penallty during the Aviva Premiership Semi Final match against Harlequins on May 11, 2013© Tony Mashall / PA Photos

There was little between the two sides in a cagey opening 40 minutes, with Nick Evans kicking the visitors to a three-point advantage, but Vereniki Goneva managed to find the try line in the final seconds of the first half to give Leicester the lead.

The reigning champions found themselves a man down early in the second period, as Danny Care was sent to the sin bin.

The home side used their extra man to dominate possession before Niall Morris, Tom Croft and Mathew Tait all added tries in the space of 10 minutes.

Ross Chisholm gave Quins late hope with a 76th-minute try, but the visiting side could not reduce the deficit further.

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