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Bakewell: You always have to be at 100%

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In part-two of his chat with LTTV ahead of this weekend's trip to Twickenham to face Bath, Mark Bakewell discusses the influence of Tatafu Polota-Nau on the squad since his arrival in December and the boost to the squad following the returns of internationals Dan Cole from Six Nations duty and Ellis Genge from injury.

"You can't underestimate that sort of quality in a side," Bakewell says.

"Dan Cole, the name is synonymous with Leicester Tigers and is an unbelievably good tight-head prop. Then, to have Tatafu here and to be working with him is just fantastic - he's such a good influence on the group. Ellis is a very special character and I've got a lot of time for him. He is going to make a very, very good rugby player at every level for a long period of time.

"The boys build around those sort of characters ... you can't buy that, they're great to have around the group."

Mark Bakewell

The former Bath coach also shares his thoughts on what this weekend's opposition will be thinking ahead of the Round 19 fixture and tells LTTV what the Tigers Family can expect at England's Rugby HQ on Saturday afternoon.

"If you think you can play at 95%, you can't. You have to be at 100%."

Scroll down to see the interview on LTTV and click here to watch part-one.