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LeoVegas Fans' Favourite: Sam Harrison

Sam Harrison paid tribute to his Tigers team-mates after the scrum-half received the LeoVegas Fans' Favourite award, as voted by fans, in the Gallagher Premiership win over Gloucester Rugby at Welford Road.

Harrison claimed the prize with 47% of the vote after his starring role in the No 9 shirt as the experienced Leicester back helped lead the Tigers to their first win of the 2019/20 campaign infront of more than 17,500 fans.

Speaking after the win, Harrison said: "I would say everyone deserves the award tonight, the effort from everyone in the squad was top notch out there."

"We were up against it at times and put in for one another when we needed to, it was great to see and great to be a part of out there tonight."

The 29-year-old beat out Jordan Olowofela (24%) and Telusa Veainu (10%), in the Tonga international's first appearance for the Tigers this season after returning from the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Harrison, who also made his first start of new Premiership campaign in the win over long-time rivals Gloucester, also credited the Tigers coaching staff for their efforts in preparing the side for the crucial match.

"We had a really, really good week at training and the coaches made sure we were ripe and ready for this match," said Harrison.

"They have worked equally as hard as the playing group in getting us ready for this season and, although it is going to take time for new things to click, we are confident in what we are doing and confident in one another.

"Things are good, we're all on the same page and will be boosted more in the coming weeks as more and more international lads return to Leicester from Japan."