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Liecester Tigers v Leeds Carnegie (Saturday 1st March 3pm)

29 February 2008

Leicester Tigers v Leeds Carnegie Saturday 1st March 3pm

 

Current Form

 

�        Leicester lost to a last minute try by Sale on Saturday and are now 5 points behind league leaders Gloucester and level on points with Bath.

�        They have played 6 matches at home this season, winning 4 and losing to Gloucester and Sale.

�        Leeds went down 34-15 to Bath at Headingley last Sunday and are now trail next to bottom Worcester by 6 points.

�        They have played 6 matches away from home this season and are yet to win one.

                                  

History

 

�        Leicester and Leeds have met 11 times in Premiership rugby since 2001.

�        Leicester have won 7 and Leeds 4.

�        Leicester have won all 5 matches played at Welford Road.

�        Leicester have won 5 of the last 6 played.

�        Leicester beat Leeds 29-6 at Headingley on 24th November 2007.

 

 

Trends and Trivia

 

�        Leicester have lost their last 2 matches in the Guinness Premiership. If Leeds pull off a surprise victory on Saturday it will be the first time Leicester have lost 3 consecutive games in the competition since 2003.

�        Between 4th October 2003 and 1st November 2003 Leicester actually lost 5 Premiership matches in succession, against Sale, Gloucester, Leeds, Northampton and Bath.

�        Leicester have conceded the fewest tries in the Premiership this season, 18, and Leeds have scored the fewest tries in the Premiership, 21.

�        Along with London Irish and Saracens, Leicester have kicked the most penalties in the Premiership this season, 38. They have also had the most penalties kicked against them, 41.

�        Leicester and Leeds have had the most penalties in the league kicked against them in the opening quarter of their matches, 16 and 13 respectively.

�        Andy Goode is Leicester's top points scorer this season with 113 and Tom Varndell leads the try count with 6.

�        Andy Goode has kicked the most penalties in the Premiership this season with 27 and he has also missed the most, 17.

�        Johne Murphy is the only Leicester player to feature in all their 14 matches this season but he was on the bench last Saturday and only managed 11 minutes play. He had previously played in every minute of every game for Leicester this season.

�        Leeds have now lost their last 8 matches in the Guinness Premiership.

�        This is their worst ever run in the competition. They lost their last 7 matches in season 2001/2002 and lost their opening 7 matches in 2005/2006.

�        Leeds are the only team in the Premiership this season not to have scored 200 points and to have conceded 400 points.

�        Leeds have scored only 8 tries away from home this season in 6 matches.

�        Leeds have scored 21 tries in total this season and have only scored 4 of them in the first-half of their matches.

�        Leeds have conceded 51 tries this season, 42 of which have been scored by the back line of the opposition.

�        Alberto Di Bernardo has scored the most points for Leeds this season with 64 and Tom Biggs tops the tries with 5.