The game does restart and Tigers look to go again but they make a mistake and the ball finds touch and SAINTS WIN THE GAME!!
The game does restart and Tigers look to go again but they make a mistake and the ball finds touch and SAINTS WIN THE GAME!!
... can't convert though.
May just gets there and after a trip to the TMO the try is awarded.
Tigers chip through looking and Jonny May races Tuala for the ball...
Tigers take their lineout well and Thacker looks to charge through Saints' midfield but makes little progress. Tigers are still attacking but Saints are keeping them at halfway point for now.
Grayson surges forwards into Tigers' 22 as Saints look for the bonus point score but they're penalised at the scrum and Ford sends his kick long. Lineout Tigers on halfway.
Man-of-the-match Courtney Lawes makes way for Api Ratuniyarawa while James Grayson makes his Saints home debut as he replaces Luther Burrell.
Unforced knock on from Tigers and Saints have the scrum.
Cobus Reinach makes his first run out on Franklin's turf as he replaces Nic Groom.
An exchange of kicks sees Saints with the lineout just inside their own half.
Sam Harrison comes on for Ben Youngs on the Tigers side as we enter the final five minutes here.
Saints maul from the lineout and get well within Tigers' 22 before coming out to Foden and Burrell. Harrison and Lawes team up to charge over but are brought down by Tigers. And the visitors earn a penalty too, Ford sends it to touch. Lineout Tigers on halfway.
Campese Ma'afu enters the fray for Alex Waller for Saints.
Tigers look to attack themselves and get back within Saints' half but are pinged at the breakdown and Mallinder sends the penalty into touch for a Saints lineout on Tigers' 22.
Scrum goes wheeling round but Lawes scoops the ball up and Saints head towards the halfway line. Groom goes deep and Veainu is there, Saints take the flying fullback down quickly though.
Saints work hard at the break down and earn themselves the put in at the scrum.
Lewis Ludlam comes on for Teimana Harrison for Saints and Tigers change their front row with Greg Bateman and Logovi'i Mulipola replacing Ellis Genge and Dan Cole.
... sends the tricky conversion through too!
Brilliant running from Collins from 30 metres out sees him step cleanly round the last man to score!!
Quick ball for Saints off the scrum but a monster hit from Veainu on Collins slows things down. Saints are pushing patiently now and Groom goes for the offload inside. Collins is there...
22 drop for Tigers to restart and they get to the ball but knock on. Scrum Saints just inside Tigers' half.
... sends his kick just wide of the mark though.
Gibson disrupts the lineout again and Saints are back in possession. Mallinder kicks through to space though and Tigers collect. Saints earn a penalty at the breakdown and Mallinder points to the sticks...
The first scrum goes down and we re-set. The second goes down as well and Doyle penalises Saints. Ford sends the penalty into touch. Lineout Tigers.
Williams returns from the sin bin now as we set this scrum. And on the Saints side Ben Foden replaces George North.
Saints steal the lineout and maul well. They go wide to where there's space and Tuala and North team up out wide again but a knock on stops their progress. Scrum Tigers.
Skipper Hartley makes he leave with Mikey Haywood entering the fray.
Tuala takes Tigers' clearing box kick well and Saints are pushing. Groom boxes and the wind takes it but Gibson gets there. Mallinder spots space behind Tigers' line and he sends the ball there. Ford looks to do the same just after but Mallinder is there. He clears into touch. Lineout Tigers.
... sends his kick through from just right of the posts.
Penalty Tigers at the breakdown as Saints are offside. Ford points for the posts.
We finally get the scrum after Malouf is called in as support for Tigers. And Saints get a huge shove on, Tigers do manage to keep possession but only just.
Tigers' lineout goes well for them and Genge barges his way off the back of it. They look to chip through but a Saints hand gets there, and Tigers have the scrum.
Penalty Tigers at the scrum. Ford sends the ball into touch and the away side have a lineout just inside Saints' 22.
Saints look to make the most of their extra man straight away going wide at speed. Tuala draws his man and offloads to North who looks to have scored but Doyle says that pass to the winger was forwards. Scrum Tigers then.
In a repeat of his Franklin's Gardens outing last season, Williams leaves almost as soon as he arrives for a yellow card as Doyle adds up the cumulative offences Tigers have made either side of half time.
Mallinder spots space in behind Tigers' line and kick through but Nick Malouf get there. Tigers kick it back to Saints though and they're pushing.
Tigers box from the lineout but North takes it cleanly and Groom is nearly through. Mallinder goes for a cross field but Collins can't get there. Tigers soon kick themselves though and Saints are back in possession.
Graham Kitchener leave the field for a HIA and Mike Williams steps onto the field for Tigers.
We have a small pause in play as Tigers' Kitchener is seen to but we'll restart with that lineout shortly.
Saints are really attacking again now and pushing their way back up to Tigers' 22. Hill smashes up to within metres but a stray pass is lost into touch. Lineout Tigers then just outside their 22.
A short, sharp shower has dampened things out there but we get the scrum away cleanly and Saints come off it quickly. Tuala offloads cleverly to Mallinder who whips down the wing. Saints are pushed into touch by their guests but Doyle awards the home side a penalty at the away side fail to release. Mallinder goes for touch. Lineout Saints.
Tigers are still in possession and look for the chip through but Saints get there first and force the knock on from their guests. Scrum down to Saints.
Tigers look to attack, whipping left to right. Thacker jinks his way through a small gap but is taken down by Saints' defence. Tigers are slowly creeping towards Saints' 22.
Saints turn over Tigers and Collins breaks free. The winger chips through for Burrell to chase but it finds touch before the centre can get there. Tigers have the lineout but it's in their own 22.
Brendan O'Connor comes off the Tigers with Dominic Ryan taking his place
Tigers look to chip the ball through as they come right but it goes into touch and Saints have a lineout just inside their own half.
One change at half time and it's for the Saints, Paul Hill replaces Kieran Brookes at tighthead.
WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY HERE AT FG!!
... sends the simple kick through to finally end the half.
Saints are still pushing. They come out wide to Collins before coming back in. Saints look sure to score but Tigers get a hand into it and we come back for a penalty for offside. Mallinder points to the sticks for this one...
Saints maul from the lineout. Harrison goes from the back but can't make it. They're so close...
Saints are so close! And Doyle awards them another penalty! Doyle has a chat with the captains but there's no card. Lineout Saints though.
Gibson gets up for it and Saints are flying out wide with the ball now! Another score to come before half time? Collins races up the left before they come inside. But Doyle blows his whistle and we come back for a Saints penalty for a high tackle. Mallinder sends it into touch even though time is up which of course he can now do under the new law. Lineout Saints with the last play.
Scrum down to Tigers then within their own 22. Kalamafoni comes off the base but Tigers clear their lines and Saints will have a lineout with 30 seconds on the clock.
Burrell barges through the midfield and brilliant hands from Horne free up North out wide. He is taken down but Saints earn the penalty. Mallinder opts for the corner and Saints will have a lineout deep in Tigers' 22.
Tigers box from the restart and we have a Saints lineout just inside Tigers' half.
... sends the simple kick through.
Penalty Tigers after a long advantage to the away side and with it falling right in front of the posts unsurprisingly Ford points for them.
Tigers come wide right, looking stretch Saints' defence but have little success and come back left. Ford chips over for Veainu but he's taken down by North immediately. Tigers are in Saints' 22 though now and pushing.
Tigers clear from the lineout but Collins takes the lineout quickly. Saints push again but are penalised at the breakdown. Ford sends the ball into touch, lineout Tigers now.
Tigers have a lineout after Saints box the restart and they look to come off it quickly but Saints turn the ball over and at racing down the left themselves through Paterson and Gibson. The latter's feet are pushing into touch though and we have a Tigers lineout just within their own 22.
The Tigers captain makes his leave with Harry Thacker entering the fray at hooker.
... splits the uprights with his conversion again!
If the TMO says its a try, it's a TRY! And it's one for the Saints skipper too!
Saints think they're over but Doyle thinks they may have been held up so we go for a scrum but the TMO is intervening! He wants to check for the try...
North sinks through a few more metres before Burrell charges up the right. Saints are so close now!
Lawes takes the lineout and Saints are pushing again. Waller barges up before it comes to Lawes again. Saints are within metres now and pushing for their second.
22 drop Saints then and Tigers look to go wide left off the restart but Saints hold them well and force them to kick. Collins collects and goes darting through a couple of Tigers before going to ground. North makes some more ground before Saints earn a penalty at the breakdown. Mallinder sends it to touch with a great nudge. Lineout Saints inside Tigers' 22.
... sends his kick wide though and Tigers remain scoreless.
Scrum down then and Tigers earn themselves a penalty. Ford opts for the posts this time though...
Saints take their lineout cleanly and maul up but Doyle deems them to have been held by Tigers and we have a scrum.
Saints look to make some progress but knock on and Tigers clear. Lineout Saints within their own half now.
Penalty Saints! They work hard at the breakdown and earn themselves a penalty. Mallinder sends it into touch after Doyle has a chat with the captains about afters. Lineout Saints just outside Tigers' 22.
Harrison comes storming off the back of the scrum and Mallinder sends a kick wide for North. He doesn't get there but Jonny May knocks on and Tuala scoops it up. Saints make some progress but after chipping through, are penalised for a tip tackle. Ford sends the penalty into touch and we have another Tigers lineout on halfway this time.
Tigers go for the maul off the lineout but Saints hold them up. Scrum Saints.
Penalty Tigers. Ford sends it into touch, lineout Tigers just inside Saints' 22.
Saints box the restart and Tigers are back in possession now but a HUGE hit from Burrell halts their progress. Tigers opt for the box too and though Tuala gets the ball away to a free Collins, JP Doyle deems him to have lost the ball forwards. Scrum Tigers.
... sends his conversion straight through the uprights too!
Brilliant score to get Saints started! Saints drew the Tigers perfectly to see an easy run in for the centre and space out wide should he have needed it.
Another error at the lineout though and Saints are back in possession. They've made it back into Tigers' 22 and are pushing hard!
This time Tigers get the lineout right, although the Franklin's Faithfull deem it not straight. They don't get what comes next right though, losing the ball in contact. Saints run it straight back at them, Michael Paterson breaking beautifully to get the game back well within Tigers' half. The ball is lost into touch though, Tigers lineout.
Tigers overthrow the lineout an Teimana Harrison gratefully collects. Saints are pushing now! Tuala scampers up the left before Saints send a chip through, Tigers get a hand to it sending it off course and they earn a penalty at the next breakdown. Ford sends it into touch again for another lineout to Tigers.
Penalty Tigers. George Ford sends the ball into touch for a Tigers penalty on the Saints' 22.
Saints are making good progress but a knock on for the home sides sees another scrum to Tigers.
The scrum goes without hitch for Saints and now they're pushing forwards once again. Ace Tuala makes some progress down the right, they're whipping left though now.
Saints secure the lineout well and send a cross field over for Tom Collins. Tigers get there first but knock on. Scrum Saints.
Kieran Brookes is penalised at the scrum and Tigers send the resulting free kick downfield. Lineout Saints on halfway.
Lawes is nearly through but his offload goes forwards and we have the first scrum on the afternoon metres from Tigers' try line.
Luther Burrell makes a break as Tigers send up a high ball before Harry Mallinder sends a cross field over for George North. The winger doesn't get there but Jamie Gibson does. Saints are pushing within Tigers' 22 now.
Leicester box from the kick-off but Saint knock on and Tigers are running it back at them. They're closing in on the halfway line.
DERBY DAY IS ON!!