Tigers must do it again – Cockerill

Date published: December 8 2014

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Leicester boss Richard Cockerill admits he was delighted to beat Toulon on Sunday – but challenged his players to go out and do it again next weekend in France.

The Tigers beat the defending champions 25-21 at Welford Road to give their chances of reaching the quarter-finals a shot in the arm.

The Aviva Premiership Rugby outfit led 13-0 after a try by lock Brad Thorn but Toulon were level at half-time following winger Bryan Habana’s score.

Drew Mitchell gave Toulon the lead but three Owen Williams penalties secured the Tigers’ victory to move them within a point of their French opponents, who they face again next Saturday.

“I’m delighted with the victory, but I’m not so delighted with some of the cheap points we gave them but you can’t criticise the players for their effort and the win is what we needed,” said Cockerill.

“We’ve got to go and do it again now but at least we’ve given ourselves a chance.

“In isolation this was a big night for us.

“We had some dominance at scrum, they’ll look at the video and they’ll be hurting and come back at us with double the efforts.

“But the group, from 1-15, were great and the bench made a huge difference as well.”

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