Tigers stay unbeaten after Wembley bore draw
Saracens 9 Leicester Tigers 9
Leicester Tigers kept their unbeaten Aviva Premiership record intact after three first-half penalties from Toby Flood earned them a 9-9 draw against Saracens at Wembley Stadium.
Both sides had opportunties to win it in the closing stages. Flood missed a drop-goal with time expired just minutes after Charlie Hodgson had done the same at the other end.
The game was a dire spectacle for a crowd of 41,063 at the national football stadium with errors galore.
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The sides that have met in two of the last three grand finals cancelled each other out with well-marshalled defences that forced countless knock-ons and poor decisions by the team with ball in hand.
Leicester started brightly, however, and led 6-0 after as many minutes.
That became 9-0 on the half-hour and, although Sarries' fly-half Owen Farrell dragged that back to 9-3 at the break, the England man missed looked off-key as he missed four other shots at goal.
Tigers got on the wrong side of the referee in the second period and replacement fly-half Charlie Hodgson made them pay with kicks on 52 and 57 minutes to level the scores.
For the full story, read Monday's Leicester Mercury