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LeoVegas Fans' Favourite shared at Sixways

Jonah Holmes and Dan Cole shared the supporters vote to claim the LeoVegas Fans' Favourite award in Round 14 of this season's Gallagher Premiership for their performance in the heart-breaking, last-gasp loss to Worcester at Sixways.

Holmes scored the Tigers only try of the game when the Welsh international intercepted a Warriors pass inside Leicester's 22 and ran the length of the pitch to score, which earned him hundreds of votes from supporters when voting opened at half-time in the Premiership fixture.

"Credit to Worcester, they didn't give up and took their chances in the second-half better than we did and it got them home in the end."

Dan Cole

Meanwhile Cole, who played the entire 80 minutes at tight-head prop, was at his barnstorming best at both scrum time and across the park in attack and defence.

As well as dominating his opposite number Ethan Waller and his replacement Callum Black at the set-piece, Cole was energetic for Leicester in attack and carried strongly while also putting his body on the line in defence on several occasions, including a bone-crunching tackle late in the first half that preceded him stealing the ball at the ruck to follow.

Speaking at full-time, a dejected Cole said: "I'm grateful for the vote of supporters and thank them, but it loses a bit of shine when you don't come away with the result."

"Credit to Worcester, they didn't give up and took their chances in the second-half better than we did and it got them home in the end."

The international spent the early part of the week away in camp with England but returned on Wednesday to re-join his club mates ahead of the Sixways fixture and will be available once again in Leicester's next fixture, when the Tigers host arch-rivals Wasps at Welford Road next Saturday (March 2), which Cole says will present another tough challenge.

"It doesn't get any easier with Wasps at home next weekend, does it?" said Cole.

"It's cliche, and I'm sure fans are fed up with hearing it, but we need to take the lessons from today and ensure we improve on where we went wrong before next weekend.

"It's not good enough, no, but no loss is and we'll get back to work tomorrow to start preparing for next weekend's return home."