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Focus is on now, not the future, says Moody

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Lewis Moody is "totally focused" on finishing his Leicester Tigers career on a high note as the Guinness Premiership season heads towards its climax.

Just four games of the regular season remain, beginning with a home fixture against Bath Rugby today.

Moody is moving to Bath this summer, but in the build-up to the clash of the league’s top in-form teams at Welford Road he said: “I am just looking forward to the next few games. I’ve tried not to put too much thought into the summer.

“I have to finish the season with Leicester Tigers and that is all I am thinking about at the moment.

“We’ve got a possible six games left and for me that is key, just to focus on that.

“The season is a long time, teams peak and trough, but we always seem to be fairly consistent. We’ve just got to keep that going.”

Moody captained Tigers in the win at Worcester last week but makes his first appearance at Welford Road since leading England as skipper in the final round of the Six Nations.

“I enjoyed it more than I thought I would,” he said. “It was an awesome experience. Johnno said ‘just be yourself’ and it was the best thing he could have told me.

“As captain, you aren’t a different person on the pitch, you’re just as you are as a player and character. I tried to play as I normally would. There are equally experienced guys out there who can speak when they need to. You speak when you think you need to, as I would in any other game.

“When I got back to Leicester the lads were very supportive, which was nice. Obviously I got a bit of stick as well – Castro called me the stupidest captain ever to play for England!”

Tickets to Tigers’ last three home games of the Guinness Premiership season, including the visit of Bath Rugby to Welford Road today, are available now from the ticket office on 0844 856 1880 or online by clicking here.