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Holmes excited for Tigers’ return home

Leicester Tigers wing Jonah Holmes is looking forward to a return to Welford Road after the ‘gutting’ last-gasp defeat at Worcester.

Holmes, who scored an intercept try to put his side 10-3 up at the break, was clearly frustrated after a last-minute try from Tom Howe meant Tigers had to settle for a losing bonus point at Sixways.

“It was a huge effort,” he said. “You can see the improvements that are coming, the improvements that are being made, and it’s just gutting, really.

“We’re getting there, we’re definitely getting there.”

“We were comfortable in defence for long periods, and I guess that’s the Premiership.

“You make a few mistakes and teams are so good now that they will get back at you.”

The 26-year-old, who started Wales’ Guinness Six Nations game against Italy earlier this month, will train with Tigers this week ahead of the match against Wasps this Saturday, March 2.

He continued: “This week is a fallow week [in the Six Nations], so I’ll be at Leicester all week.

“[Wasps] is a huge game, and it’s at home so we’ve got to put a performance out for the home crowd.

“We’ve got to build on what we put out today. Having a home advantage now, I look forward to it.”

While the Round 15 Gallagher Premiership clash is heading towards a sell-out, there are a limited number of tickets in seats and terrace still available at the Tigers ticket office.

Tickets are also available for home games against Northampton Saints (Friday, March 22, 7.45pm) and Exeter Chiefs (Saturday, April 6, 4.30pm). Book online, in person or phone 0116 319 8888 (option 2) to secure your place.