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Luther Burrell celebrates scoring a try in front of the celebrating Northampton fans

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Leicester Tigers 31 Saracens 27 match report: Tigers secure third to set-up semi-final with rivals Northampton Saints as Saracens flanker Justin Melck sent-off for apparent eye-gouging

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Andy Fenby celebrates his try for London Irish with Marland Yarde in the 22-20 win over Sale Sharks

London Irish 22 Sale Sharks 20 match report: Irish end season in style as departing back James O'Connor shines in 10-point comeback

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Mike Brown crashes in past the covering George Ford to score an early try for Harlequins in their 19-16 win over Bath

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<b>Mike Tindall (England)</b><br/>
Could almost have filled this side full of English players such was the litany of PR disasters for Martin Johnson and his men. From dwarf throwing, to branded gum-shields to Manu 'Waterbaby' Tuilagi chucking himself into the Auckland water - and that's just off-the-pitch. But Tindall had to be included simply because his experience should've ensured he and his teammates never got ensnared in such extra-curricular nonsense. The newly married Royal rugby man was duly embarrassed by headlines of him cavorting with a blonde and it set the tone for England's disappointing performances that followed.
The 35-year-old won 75 caps for his country
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