18 May, 15:44
It's down to the wire now for the five contenders who have been shortlisted for the ultimate individual accolade in northern hemisphere rugby, ERC European Player of the Year 2013.
"When you reach the semi-finals in the Premiership you need to be at home. Next week we are in the Heineken Cup final and that is a one off game," said Mallinder, Saints' director of rugby.
"Even though we are down today there is no reason why we can't turn it around. We should have done better in the second half and it was a disappointing performance from us.
"Leicester didn't let us get into the areas we needed to be in and they stopped us from putting any phases together. We needed to respond to that and we failed to do so."
Two penalties from Toby Flood to one from his opposite number Steve Myler gave the Tigers a 6-3 lead before Alesana Tuilagi bulldozed his way through Bruce Reihana to score the only try of the game and put his side into their seventh straight Premiership final.