This year's play-offs feature an East Midlands derby at Welford Road

Leicester v Northampton live stream: How to watch the Premiership semi-final

Who will be the East Midlands representatives in the 2022 Gallagher Premiership final? We’ll know by Saturday evening after Leicester and Northampton have played at Welford Road (4.30pm kick-off UK & Ireland).

The Leicester v Northampton rivalry is a long-standing one, with previous play-off meetings at the start of the last decade particularly feisty.

But both sides have been out of the final mix in more recent years – Saints haven’t reached the Premiership final since they won it in 2014 while Tigers’ last appearance was in 2013.

Leicester have won both derbies this season, winning 55-26 at Franklin’s Gardens in late October and 35-20 on a February Friday night at Welford Road. There were 18 tries scored across those two matches – will this semi-final be as high-scoring or more of a tight tussle?

These are the two sides selected for the semi-final and below we explain how to watch the action with our Leicester v Northampton live stream guide.

Leicester: Freddie Steward; Harry Potter, Matias Moroni, Dan Kelly, Guy Porter; George Ford, Ben Youngs; Ellis Genge (captain), Julian Montoya, Dan Cole, Harry Wells, Calum Green, Hanro Liebenberg, Tommy Reffell, Jasper Wiese.

Replacements: Charlie Clare, Nephi Leatigaga, Joe Heyes, Ollie Chessum, George Martin, Jack van Poortvliet, Freddie Burns, Nemani Nadolo.

Northampton: Tommy Freeman; Matt Proctor, Fraser Dingwall, Rory Hutchinson, Courtnall Skosan; Dan Biggar, Alex Mitchell; Emmanuel Iyogun, Sam Matavesi, Ehren Painter, Alex Coles, Api Ratuniyarawa, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam (captain), Juarno Augustus.

Replacements: Mike Haywood, Alex Waller, Oisín Heffernan, David Ribbans, Aaron Hinkley, Tom James, James Grayson, Piers Francis.

It’s set to be a huge match but, as Dan Biggar and many others have rightly pointed out this week, it is also pales into insignificance following the news that Tiffany Youngs has sadly passed away. Our thoughts are with the Youngs and Sands families.

How to watch Leicester v Northampton from outside your country

If you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Premiership coverage, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.

Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.

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Leicester v Northampton live stream: How to watch from the UK

Gallagher Premiership matches are shown live on BT Sport in the UK and coverage of Leicester v Northampton starts at 3.45pm on BT Sport 1.

If you don’t have a BT contract, don’t worry because you can still easily watch the semi-final online. That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25.

If you’re from the UK but are overseas when Leicester v Northampton takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.

Leicester v Northampton live stream: How to watch from the USA

If you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Premiership matches is NBC, with matches streamed on Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 a month.

Leicester v Northampton kicks off at 12.30pm EST and 9.30am on the West Coast.

Leicester v Northampton live stream: How to watch from New Zealand

For those in the Land of the Long White Cloud, Leicester v Northampton kicks off at 3.30am on Sunday NZ time, with coverage on Sky Sport NZ 1 from 3.20am.

Leicester v Northampton live stream: How to watch from South Africa

The Leicester v Northampton semi-final (kick-off 5.30pm SA time) will be shown live on SuperSport Grandstand, with coverage from 5.25pm.

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