Leicester have secured themselves a home Gallagher Premiership semi-final after an eight-try thrashing of Bristol which saw Chris Ashton become the league’s record try scorer.
The 35-year-old, who signed for Leicester in February after his release from Worcester, has leapfrogged Tom Varndell in the all-time standings to reach 95 tries and counting.
Leicester head coach Steve Borthwick said: “We all know what a quality player he is.
“What’s struck me most is that I played alongside him many years ago and you can’t tell very much difference.
“I’ve aged a lot and the way he goes about his daily business is pretty much the same – he’s competitive, he trains as hard as anybody, and that was always the way.
“I’ll always remember walking into the gym, and I thought I was pretty early into the gym when I was a player, and he’s already wrapping up a boxing session.
“That always stuck with me and that’s what I see in him now; he wants to be better, he wants to improve.”
When is it?
This year’s Premiership final will be held at Twickenham on Saturday June 18.
What time is kick-off?
What TV channel is it on?
The 20th Premiership final which will be shown on both BT Sport and ITV4, while you can also follow live coverage with Telegraph Sport’s live blog right here – just bookmark this page and return on the day.
What happened last year?
Harlequins won perhaps the greatest Premiership final in history, with a late two-try rally breaking Exeter hearts. It capped a remarkable rise from Quins, who sacked their head coach in January 2021 and then rallied from 28-0 down against Bristol in their semi-final.
What are the latest odds?
- Saracens 13/10
- Leicester 9/4
- Harlequins 5/1
- Exeter 11/1
All odds correct as of May 2 2022 but subject to change.