Tigers need another five – Cockerill

Date published: January 17 2015

Leicester boss Richard Cockerill admits his outfit require another bonus-point victory next week at Ulster if they are to qualify for the last-eight.

A six-try 40-23 win over the Scarlets was just what the doctor ordered for Leicester on Friday as they gave themselves a chance of progression.

But the challenge of sealing one of the three best runner-up spots in the pools remains a hard one as a maximum haul is needed at Ravenhill next week.

“Ravenhill is a difficult place to go,” said Cockerill after the victory.

“We are going to need five points to qualify and even that may not be enough.

“To go to Ravenhill and win is one thing. That would be an achievement. To go there and score four tries and get five points is a big ask, but we will see.

“If we have to go there with that mindset and have a crack at it we will see what we have to do.”

Leicester’s tries on Friday came from Miles Benjamin, Jordan Crane, Adam Thompstone, Tom Youngs (2) and Sam Harrison in a positive performance.

“We are happy with the win, it was a relatively good performance. We were clinical when we needed to be,” Cockerill continued from Welford Road.

“We got what we wanted and it gives us a fighting chance for next week.”