Tigers must make ‘the wrongs right’ – Hamilton

Date published: September 12 2017

Leicester Tigers loose forward Luke Hamilton believes his charges need to make “the wrongs right” against Gloucester in their Premiership clash at Welford Road on Saturday.

Tigers have yet to win a Premiership game this season, most recently suffering a 24-11 defeat by Northampton Saints.

“We need to worry about ourselves a bit more and do the basics well. We are making too many individual errors and team errors which we need to cut down on,” Hamilton told the Leicester Mercury.

“We have to start the game fast. It is a must win,” the Welshman said. “We can’t afford to lose any more games at home, we’ve already lost one so we have to start fast, look after the ball and keep the errors down.”

Hamilton and others will also come up against a few familiar faces.

“It will be a bit of a weird one seeing some old faces in those shirts but I think all the boys are looking forward to putting the wrongs right,” said Hamilton.

“Losing is bad enough but losing to Saints makes it worse,” he added. “They got the better of us in the key moments. The big moments were the problem. We lost collisions on both sides of the ball.

“We struggled to keep hold of the ball. Our set-piece to first-phase breakdown probably cost us in the end. When we did keep hold of the ball it probably wasn’t in the right areas. That is something we need to work on.”