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Flood stars for impressive Tigers

England fly-half Toby Flood kept Leicester on course for an eighth successive Aviva Premiership final with a fabulous performance at Northampton.

Flood, who has dropped to third in the England fly-half pecking order, proved he was back to his best with a 25-point haul as Leicester demolished their great rivals 35-21 at Franklin's Gardens, chalking up a fifth successive bonus-point win - a Premiership record.

Flood scored two of the Tigers' four tries in the win - he also kicked three conversions and three penalties - with the others coming from wingers Alesana Tuilagi and Horacio Agulla.

Northampton's tries came from England pair Lee Dickson and Chris Ashton, with Ryan Lamb kicking three penalties and Stephen Myler a conversion.

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