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Harrison: Tigers must build on standards

Scrum-half Sam Harrison says Leicester Tigers have to build on the standards of the first hour against Saracens last week across a full 80 minutes for Sunday’s trip to Worcester Warriors.

Harrison, who got off the bench in the final 10 minutes of a frustrating afternoon against Sarries, explained the Tigers squad have had an encouraging training week, focusing on the positives from the display at Allianz Park which saw the visitors still in front  on the scoreboard after the opening hour.

“If we do what we did well in parts of the Saracens game, but for the whole 80, we can come away with a result this weekend,” he said.

“We’ve put to bed that last 15 minutes where we weren’t good enough and really focused on the positives of last week.”

The work of defence coach Phil Blake will have been crucial in building the game-plan against a Warriors side that can call on players like South Africa international scrum-half Francois Hougaard and dangerous wing Bryce Heem.

Harrison continued: “We’ve focused a lot on defence, especially from set-piece which they’re very dangerous from.

“Blakey has brought in a couple of new things, and we’re looking forward to that.

“We’re confident that if we can put together a full 80-minute display then there’s no reason why we can’t get a good result.”