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'Good solid display' rewarded with third win

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Richard Cockerill praised "the positive attitude" of the Leicester Tigers team after a third win of the season against Wasps on Sunday.Tries from wings Vereniki Goneva and Telusa Veainu helped to secure a 24-16 victory in front of a 19,000-strong Welford Road crowd and stretched the team’s unbeaten run at the start of the campaign.   “After last week, this was more of a complete performance,” said director of rugby Cockerill.   “We controlled the game well, controlled them well and we deserved to win it.   “Across the board the squad was really good, we were positive in what we did, we created chances and our defence was outstanding.   “The key for us is that we can trust the squad and put players in. Telusa Veainu, Dom Barrow and Jono Kitto all came in for their debuts and the young props came in and did very well at the end – it’s another 10 minutes of experience at this level for them.   “It was a good, solid performance. We’ve won three out of three and we’re very pleased with that, but no one’s getting ahead of themselves. It is still early days and we need to keep working hard. The league will be very tight and any points you can take off the teams around you will be important.”   Logovi’i Mulipola was a late withdrawal from the Leicester squad with a knee injury. “He had a light week in training and we were going to use him off the bench but the knee was a bit sore and we took the decision this morning that it was probably sensible not to play,” said Cockerill. “It was the right thing to do to look after him and get him sorted for next week.”   Tigers are at Exeter Chiefs on Saturday (5.30pm) in the last of the Aviva Premiership fixtures before European rugby returns with a home fixture against French champions Stade Francais on Friday, November 13. Tickets are available now. Click here to buy online, call in at Welford Road or phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2).