Brian Mujati says the Saints players owe it to their supporters to beat Leicester and claim Premiership glory on Saturday.
Mujati and Co have lost their past seven games against the old enemy, the last of which was a 36-8 humbling at Franklin’s Gardens in March.
Many fans walked out early that day, struggling to accept the ease with which the Tigers triumphed.
And Mujati wants his team to make sure they do themselves and their fans justice in this weekend’s showpiece.
“On paper it hasn’t panned out as it did on the field.” he said of Northampton’s poor recent run against Tigers. “For a lot of the games we were in the game.
“Against Leicester here we were in it for the best part of an hour and we just sort of fell apart at the end.
“We owe ourselves a performance, we owe the coaches a performance and we owe the fans a performance.”
Mujati and Soane Tonga’uiha, two key men in the Saints pack in recent years, will be playing their last game for the club as they prepare to move to French side Racing Metro this summer.
But Mujati says it has not all been about him and his Tongan team-mate, instead opting to pour praise on the entire Northampton pack.
“We’ve played a lot of games together, but it’s not just me and Saw,” said Mujati. “We’ve got a really good pack.
“If you go through the squad in terms of the forwards and we’re good enough to mix with the best. We’ve worked hard and here we are.”