Hanro Liebenberg says victory at Gloucester showed the growing “belief in each other” throughout the Leicester Tigers team.
Back-rower Liebenberg returned from a two-game suspension to play his part and top the Fans’ Favourite poll in the club’s 20-14 victory in Round 13 of the Gallagher Premiership season, finally closing the game out with some determined defence at Kingsholm to secure a seventh win of the campaign.
“It’s been a while since we won away from home,” he said.
“We put ourselves under pressure in the last 10 minutes but we managed to pull it through in the end.
“We have that belief, that confidence in each other to back ourselves even when times are tough. We knew that if we stick to the plan and help each other we will get there in the end.
“Our discipline has cost us a bit and we managed that well in the first half but towards the end it cost us – but we stuck to what we know and showed good composure. It was a bit nervous, but we still had faith in the boys.”
Liebenberg, making his first appearance since a red card in the closing moments of the win over Wasps at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on February 20, said acting on the areas to improve in the performance are just as important as repeating the positives.
“There are a lot of positives to take out of this match,” he said. “There are also negatives. It is easy to look at the positives, but we have to reflect on games to improve and we will do that on Monday and take it forward into the rest of the week. But we can take pride and confidence in this win.”