The epic victory over Saracens in the 2009/10 Guinness Premiership Final was a fitting finale to an incredible season for The Tigers. They took a little time to spark into life, a mass of early-season injuries didn’t help, but a good 29-15 win over Northampton and a thunderous victory against the touring Springboks set the tone for the matches that followed. Buoyed by those victories Leicester Tigers started their imperious march to the top of the Guinness Premiership table finally reaching the summit for the first time with a 34-8 rout over Wasps in early January. 2010 saw an imperious Tigers, a run of ten victories in eleven matches ensuring that they would top the Championship, albeit by only a slender margin of just two points from Northampton. They met Bath in the play-off semi-final at Welford Road, a team that they had demolished 43-20 only five weeks earlier. Toby Flood eventually out-gunned the West Country men 15-6 in a much more cagey affair to set up what was to be an unforgettable Final against Saracens.