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I've never known anything like that - Stankovich

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Leicester Tigers prop Boris Stankovich says he set a 'personal best' in Saturday's Aviva Premiership win over London Irish at Welford Road.

The Tigers pack were rewarded with two penalty tries at scrum time in a vital home win, with the second decision following a mammoth set of 13 scrums in the right-hand corner of the pitch.

“I have never been involved in a situation like that with 13 scrums,” said 33-year-old loosehead Stankovich.

“It’s tough to do that but every time you just stand up, take a deep breath and then get ready to go again.

“You try to be patient and you leave the rest to the referee and thankfully he made the call for the penalty try in the end.

“We’re happy with that and we’re happy with how it turned out in the end with the win. Unfortunately things aren’t as fluid as they should be but we’ll definitely take the points and get on with it.

“Hopefully we can keep that momentum into next week and into Europe.”

Stankovich was making his third successive start in the No1 shirt and has been involved in the matchday squad in all 12 Tigers fixtures in all competitions so far this season.

“I feel pretty good,” he said. “It’s certainly good to get back into the team after a frustrating end to last season with injury.”

The popular prop received a huge reception from the 23,284 crowd as he made way for replacement Tom Bristow immediately after playing a major part in the second penalty try decision.

“It’s fantastic to hear that,” Stankovich said. “It’s great for the team and it’s great encouragement too for the guy coming on to the pitch. The Welford Road crowd love their rugby and it’s great to have that support.”