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Corry pleased but totally focused

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Martin Corry and his Leicester Tigers colleagues returned to training on Monday with one game still ahead of them in an historic season.

Skipper Corry, who allowed Shane Jennings and Leo Cullen to hoist the Guinness Premiership trophy aloft after Saturday's Guinness Premiership Final victory at Twickenham, was understandably proud of his team's performance against Gloucester.

"We talk about getting the mix between backs and forwards, and we did that," he said. "We counter-attacked well and we drove very well. And in slippery conditions we kept hold of the ball very well."

Samoan wing Alesana Tuilagi attracted much of the national media attention after his two tries earned the man-of-the-match award. Corry was asked about playing alongside Tuilagi for Tigers, and the prospect of playing against him at the Rugby World Cup.

He said: "Alex is a fantastic player. He has improved his game this season and worked exceptionally hard. He always had the raw material and now his finishing is immense. It wasn't just on Saturday - plenty of times this season he has got us out of tight spots with his finishing and his ball carrying. I cannot speak too highly of the bloke."

Now London Wasps await in the final of the Heineken Cup back at Twickenham on Sunday, and Corry said: "Wasps is still going to be really tight and really tough. We can enjoy the victory over Gloucester but that is gone now and it is all about recovery and focusing fully on Wasps."