Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Live Reporting

Brendon Mitchell, Rob Stevens and Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. FT: Northampton 24-30 Leicester

    *Takes a deep breath*

    And maybe, just maybe, the biggest game of the weekend is still to come!

    Tomorrow, Newcastle Falcons face London Irish in what is certain to be a Premiership relegation decider. Simply put, it's going to be huge.

    Sale Sharks and Bath also do battle from 14:30 BST and, as always, you can follow live text and radio commentary on both of those fixtures right on this very website.

  2. FT: Northampton 24-30 Leicester

    So what does all of the below mean in terms of the Premiership table? Well, if you're a Northampton fan, it's probably best to look away now.

    Leicester Tigers in fourth have now pulled a seven-point gap on the fifth-placed Saints with two matches to play.

    Have those play-off spots now been just about decided?

  3. FT: Northampton 24-30 Leicester

    Quote Message: I just caught the ball and ran! But seriously, it means a lot to us and it means a lot to the fans to win here. from Harry Thacker Leicester Tigers hooker on his first-half try on BT Sport
    Harry ThackerLeicester Tigers hooker on his first-half try on BT Sport
  4. FT: Northampton 24-30 Leicester

    Quote Message: That was a long last 20 minutes. But credit to the lads, we knew we needed to come here and cement our place in the top four and we've managed to do that. To dog out a win like that against a good Saints team is credit to the boys. from Harry Thacker Leicester Tigers hooker on BT Sport
    Harry ThackerLeicester Tigers hooker on BT Sport
  5. Full-time

    Northampton 24-30 Leicester

    But, having switched the ball from left to right, Northampton run out of room and Leicester are celebrating.

    The Tigers have done it - but my word they made that a lot harder for themselves than they might've done.

  6. Northampton 24-30 Leicester

    They're 10 metres short of the line in the blink of an eye...

  7. Northampton 24-30 Leicester

    But Northampton have stolen it! The clock turns red and Saints are running it from halfway...

  8. Northampton 24-30 Leicester

    We're into the final minute and Leicester will insert at the scrum. The camera pans to a nervous-looking Richard Cockerill.

    "Just hold it steady now, boys."

  9. Northampton 24-30 Leicester

    Anyone remember Tom Wood's last-minute try for Northampton in the Premiership play-off semi-final two years ago? This is sort of starting to feel a bit like then...

    But not if Leicester have anything to do with it! A thumping challenge from Peter Betham means Northampton knock-on - and that could well be that.

  10. Northampton 24-30 Leicester

    The home side have the ball deep inside their own territory, but first Teimana Harrison and then JJ Hanrahan make mini breaks to take them up to halfway. We're in for a grandstand finish, folks...

  11. Penalty (Hanrahan)

    Northampton 24-30 Leicester

    JJ Hanrahan lands the kick and Northampton have around three and a half minutes to save their season.

  12. Northampton 21-30 Leicester

    And yet another Saints penalty - the 16th conceded by Leicester this evening!

    This is smack bang in front of the posts and so, in truth, Northampton simply can't afford to turn down these three points...

  13. Northampton 21-30 Leicester

    But now a Northampton penalty! JJ Hanrahan smashes the ball long and into touch. This isn't over just yet, but it's now or never for Saints...

  14. Northampton 21-30 Leicester

    The scrum, to put it politely, has been a bit of a mess all evening and continues to be so now.

    We're onto a third reset...

  15. Northampton 21-30 Leicester

    Leicester are into the Northampton half, stringing a few sequences together before knocking on and surrendering possession.

    Time is ticking for the home side.

    Opeti Fonua
  16. Northampton 21-30 Leicester

    The stats show that the hosts have made more metres, enjoyed more carries and broken the gainline more often than their opponents... Yet they're still nine points in arrears.

    And their scrum is continuing to fail them a wee bit too, conceding a penalty and allowing Owen Williams - recently on for Freddie Burns - to kick long and into touch.

  17. Northampton 21-30 Leicester

    Tom Croft concedes a penalty for a late challenge on George Pisi though, so Saints are back on the attack again before you know it.

    These East Midlands derbies are never dull, are they?

  18. Northampton 21-30 Leicester

    But now it's Northampton's turn to attack again - Harry Mallinder dancing, twisting and skipping his way 30 metres upfield.

    They're five metres from the line in a flash... But it's turned over and booted clear.

    Harry Mallinder
  19. Try (Burns, con Burns)

    Northampton 21-30 Leicester

    And Freddie Burns has the simplest of tries out wide! Goodness me, how easy was that for the away side? Too easy, I'd say.

    The fly-half, after a bit of afters with Harry Mallinder, picks himself up, dusts himself off and knocks over the extras too.

    Could that be the decisive score?

    Freddie Burns