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Commitment was superb says Heyneke

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Heyneke Meyer wants his Leicester Tigers team to reproduce the commitment and spirit they showed in victory at Gloucester for the opening home game of the season against London Irish on Saturday.

Tigers notched a third successive win at Kingsholm, scoring two tries in a 20-8 victory to get the season off to a winning start, but it was the attitude that particularly impressed the new head coach.

“I am proud of the guys for the way they stuck at it, especially in defence,” said Meyer.

“You need your luck but it is also about character and I asked the team to show that. We were under pressure at times and came through.

“After what happened last year, Gloucester were definitely up for the game but it was a good performance.

“It is not just about game-plans, it is about guts away from home. You have to show a lot of guts and commitment.

“It could have gone either way, one score by either side could have changed the game. They had opportunities to score, we had our opportunities, both teams gave it absolutely everything, and we had to keep them out with good defence.”

Meyer also says he expects his team to not only reproduce the characteristics that ensured the win at Gloucester, but also improve for the arrival of London Irish at Welford Road.

Tickets are still available for Saturday when Meyer experiences a Guinness Premiership matchday for the first time at Welford Road.

Contact the Tigers ticket office on 08701 28 34 30 now, call in at Welford road or book online.