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Corry not getting carried away

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Despite playing his part in England's record victory over Wales on Saturday, Tigers captain Martin Corry won't be getting carried away with his side's performance.

England scored nine tries as they trounced Gareth Jenkins' men at Twickenham in a pre-cursor to a possible World Cup quarter-final, but Corry knows there is still a lot of hard work to be done before the tournament gets underway next month.

"We can't afford to get ahead of ourselves although it was a positive start," said the 2003 World Cup winner. "You can't read too much into a result like that because you have to look at both sides. We will take the result though and we have to make sure that we keep building things up as we get nearer to the start of the World Cup.

"There's a lot of things to look at but the great thing is that we have won convincingly, we can go back and be really critical on top of a winning performance which is always nice."

Although 2006/07 was a long, hard season as Tigers appeared in the finals of all three major club competitions, Corry is enjoying the thought of returning to regular action, even if the physical challenges are already apparent.

"However much training you have done, you are always hanging after the first game of the season," he said. "I felt the same last season when Leicester played Stade Francais in pre-season. Nothing prepares you for that first game."