Tommy Reffell says “backing the game-plan” is an essential part of building and developing in the Leicester Tigers squad.
The 21-year-old Reffell started successive wins over London Irish and Gloucester this month and was also part of the team that fought back to take a tryscoring point from defeat at Exeter Chiefs last weekend when he admitted the team had moved away from their script at times.
“We were guilty of not sticking to our gameplan [at Exeter] but we need to have more trust in it and back ourselves in that plan,” back-rower Reffell said.
“To come back in the second half in the way we did, when we stuck to that plan, shows it works.
“We have to back ourselves with the gameplan – it is there for a reason.”
Tigers scored five tries at Sandy Park, but left themselves too much to do after Chiefs had taken a 28-point lead before half-time.
“Obviously we’re disappointed to concede so many points, but it was great to see the boys come back out in the second half with that ‘never say die’ attitude,” Reffell added.
“We said we’d go for them a bit more and we did that. It was going back to what we planned originally and what we had come away from. We went back to that and stuck at it.”
Tigers are back in Gallagher Premiership action with a home game against Newcastle Falcons in Round 15 on Sunday (3.00pm).