England duo Ben Youngs and Manu Tuilagi are nearing full fitness and ready to feature in Leicester Tigers’ quest for a Premiership play-off place.
Scrum-half Youngs is available to face local rivals Northampton on Saturday after the 28-year-old suffered a knee injury during the Six Nations.
Meanwhile, powerhouse centre Tuilagi, who injured his chest against Wasps on 25 March, could return against Newcastle on 27 April.
“We are starting to get numbers back,” head coach Matt O’Connor told BBC Radio Leicester.
“We are starting to get a really good vibe around the numbers in training and that augurs well.”
Tigers have moved up to third in the Premiership table with three games of the regular season remaining, having won five consecutive matches.