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Leicester Tigers, Harlequins Advance to Premiership Rugby Final

May 12, 2012

Leicester Tigers secured their eighth consecutive appearance in the English Premiership rugby final, where they will meet Harlequins.

Alesana Tuilagi and Steve Mafi scored one try each and George Ford kicked 14 points in Leicester’s 24-15 semifinal win over defending champion Saracens.

Joe Marler’s 77th-minute try, converted by Nick Evans, completed a 10-point rally in the final eight minutes that gave Harlequins a 25-23 win over the Northampton Saints.

Leicester and Harlequins will meet May 26 at Twickenham Stadium in London. It will be the ninth final appearance for the Tigers, while Harlequins will be playing in the title match for the first time.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Bob Bensch at bbensch@bloomberg.net


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