Leicester and George Ford punish wasteful Northampton to take final spot

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  • Playoff semi-final: Leicester 27-14 Northampton
  • Northampton lead twice but Ford and Steward seal fightback

George Ford delivered a vintage performance on his final Leicester appearance at Welford Road to steer the Tigers past a dogged Northampton side and into a first Premiership final for nine years. Ford finished with 22 points, a full house after a late drop-goal and arguably the most crucial try across his two spells at Leicester to reverse his side’s fortunes in a match that threatened to slip away .

The upshot is that Steve Borthwick takes Leicester to Twickenham to face his old club Saracens next Saturday after a day that demonstrated that power and physicality remain the greatest assets in the Premiership.

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Written by Gerard Meagher at Mattioli Woods Welford Road
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jun/11/leicester-northampton-premiership-playoff-rugby-union-match-report under the title “Leicester and George Ford punish wasteful Northampton to take final spot”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.