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Disappointment shows how far we've come - Barrow

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Dom Barrow says Leicester Tigers have come a long way in recent weeks after picking up a third successive win in the Aviva Premiership.

Second row Barrow led Tigers to a 27-18 victory over Harlequins at The Stoop on Friday evening in his first Aviva Premiership fixture as captain.
“For us to win and deprive them of a point and still have a bit of disappointment says a lot about the character of the group,” said Barrow.
“From our point of view, maybe we’re disappointed we didn’t come away with a bonus point, but that shows how far we have come in the last few weeks with our performances because this is against a team that had not lost at home in the league this season.
“We showed some heroic defence in the last five or six minutes too. You’re looking at the clock and thinking that the game is pretty much done but the boys were still throwing their bodies in the way and making their shots. We were disappointed to concede a try at the end with all the resilience we had showed.”
Tigers trailed 13-3 at half-time despite a strong showing in the first 20 minutes. But second-half scores from Sam Harrison, a penalty try after Adam Thompstone had been taken out in the air close to the tryline and then an interception score from Freddie Burns put the visitors in control before Quins scored their last-minute try through Dave Ward.
“We didn’t get the points we wanted in the first quarter, but you shouldn’t under-estimate what that period did potentially to them too,” said Barrow.
“We threw the kitchen sink at them but they were quite resilient and for us it was all about not getting away from what we were doing well.
“They got a try with the bounce off the corner flag but we came in at half-time and spoke about how we had driven a bit and carried at them but had we done it with the real intent we spoke about before the game? We started the second half with physicality, we were a bit more direct and started to get some rewards from that.”
Tigers are back in Aviva Premiership action this Friday when Exeter Chiefs are the visitors to Welford Road. Kick-off is at 7.45pm and tickets are on general sale now. Book in person at the Tigers ticket office, phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or click here to book online.