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De Chaves hails 'good vibe' around the squad

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Sebastian de Chaves says the LV= Cup run has given Leicester Tigers plenty of momentum to carry into the run-in to the Aviva Premiership campaign.Tigers return to league action at Welford Roadon Saturday, March 28 (kick-off 3pm) when they host Exeter Chiefs in a repeat of Sunday’s  Anglo-Welsh cup semi-final.   And second rower de Chaves says there is a "good vibe" around the squad after the LV= Cup run.   “If you look back at some of the wins that we had, we fought for them and we worked for each other,” said de Chaves. “There’s a really good vibe in the squad. The LV= Cup has been a breeding ground for youngsters so credit to them for getting to a home semi-final.   “Yes, we’re disappointed that we lost but I think the energy, the heart and the work rate they put on that field for 80 minutes was outstanding. Some of the boys have put their hands up in a big way.”   De Chaves, who captained the team in the LV= Cup  pool stage win at Cardiff Blues, led out the team for the first time at Welford Road, describing it as a proud moment.   “It was a massive privilege,” said de Chaves, who is nominated for the Goldsmiths Player of the Month award alongside Sam Harrison and Adam Thompstone. “It’s a massive honour for me to captain such a good group of boys. On and off the field we’re a tight group, so to come to Welford Road and run out as captain is something very special. It is a real privilege and something that I’ll treasure.” Tickets for Tigers’ return to Aviva Premiership action against Exeter Chiefs at Welford Road on Saturday, March 28 are available now. Call the ticket office on 0116 319 8888, book online by clicking here or visit the ticket office.