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Agulla enjoys first sample of the action

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Horacio Agulla enjoyed his first start in Leicester Tigers colours on Sunday and is now hungry for more.

Following a brief appearance as a replacement at Wasps and then 30 minutes in the win over Leeds Carnegie, the Argentina international was given his first start at Saracens and looked very accomplished on the right wing.

“I enjoyed the opportunity very much,” he said. “It was very important for me as my first start.

“There were a few players like me who had the opportunity and I think have to be happy with the performance, though we obviously wanted to win.

“Now we have to work a lot because to be in the team is really difficult. If you have your chance, you have to do your best to have that chance again.”

Torrential rain greeted Agulla and his teammates on the morning of his first Aviva Premiership Rugby start, though the skies thankfully cleared before kick-off, which helped to produce an entertaining contest finally won 26-20 by Saracens.

“The players were telling me to get used to the weather because this is England – rain, rain, rain – so I was prepared!” Agulla said.

“It was nice, though, to have a bit of sun in the game and the pitch was very good. I enjoyed it very much.

“We were frustrated because when Lucas [Amorosino] scored that try we still had 10 minutes more and thought maybe we can get the win.

“But we gave away a few penalties and that did not allow us to get forward and get that last score.”

Agulla had an eventful afternoon, returning from the sin bin – after being yellow-carded at a defensive ruck – just in time to help set up Amorosino’s valuable score which ultimately allowed Tigers to take a bonus point from the game.

“Dan Hipkiss started it, then Horacio took two players to him and gave me the ball,” said Amorosino after his first try since the historic win over South Africa last season. “It was good to get the score, and a first of the season for me, but we wanted to win the game.”