Rugby Union

BT Sport opens doors for Leicester Tigers v Newcastle Falcons

Tuilagi is back after a long spell on the sidelines. (©GettyImages)
Tuilagi is back after a long spell on the sidelines. (©GettyImages).

Rugby Union fans will be served up a treat this weekend, with BT Sport announcing that Sunday's Aviva Premiership game between Newcastle Falcons and Leicester Tigers with be shown live for anyone to watch.

Viewers will be able to watch the game online wherever they are, on the go at btsport.com, or in the comfort of their own home on their Sky or Virgin boxes. BT Sport subscribers who have a subscription to BT Sport will also be able to watch this game as usual on their TV.

The 10-time champions will be going into the game with a boost after the club declared that centre Manu Tuilagi was fit again after spending five months out with injury, after having surgery on a torn pectoral muscle which he picked up after Leicester's game against Newcastle at Welford Road on September 21.

Leicester Tigers currently sit fourth in the Aviva Premiership table after a resurgence in form following a poor start to 2014, with only one win, one draw and three defeats in January.

Despite their poor January they have put together a series of good results in recent weeks. With three wins out of their three games in February, Leicester will be confident of pulling off a comfortable win.

Newcastle Falcons however, are struggling near the bottom of the table, languishing in 11th place on 16 points.

The form guide is less kind to the Tigers' opponents, with Newcastle's recent results not making happy reading for fans, with them having to come to terms with defeats in their last nine Aviva Premiership ties and are closing in on their worst ever in the league, which was 11 straight defeats during 2011.

The Falcons will be hoping the sibling rivalry between brothers Alex and Matthew Tait will spur Alex's side to victory. Elder brother Matthew departed from the Falcons in 2008, joining their opposition in 2011, cementing a place in their side after an injury-prone few years.

Alex Tait joked when speaking to The Journal.

He said: “He is obviously a weakness for them!

“No, in all seriousness I think everyone knows he is definitely a very good player for the Tigers, along with a lot of others in the Leicester squad.

“I hope he will be playing on Sunday so I can give him a few digs, but we will have to see how selection goes before we can get too excited about that.”

Leicester have won their last eight fixtures against the Falcons in all tournaments since Newcastle were victorious 14-10 in the Premiership game at Kingston Park on 27th March 2009.

See the game live on BT Sport, which kicks off at 2pm at Kingston Park.

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Leicester Tigers
Newcastle Falcons
Aviva Premiership
Rugby Union

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