Martin Johnson anticipates cracking Midlands derby at Twickenham

Martin Johnson is expecting East Midlands rivals Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints to produce a “cracking” Premiership final and the World Cup winner believes the side that better deals with the occasion will emerge triumphant. Johnson, a five-time Premiership winner during his playing days with the Tigers, recalled losing in his final appearance for the club as London Wasps claimed the title despite Johnson’s men having beaten them three times during the regular season. And the former England captain and head coach points to that factor as a reason why this year’s showpiece is too tough to call. It is the ninth consecutive season the Tigers have reached the final, but it will be their only time so far against the Saints, who are appearing at this stage for the very first time.

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