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Forsyth loving life back in Leicester

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Andy Forsyth speaks with LTTV following the bonus-point win over Exeter Chiefs, to discuss the result and his return to the club where he made his professional rugby debut a decade ago.

Andy Forsyth says he is "loving" every minute of being back in Leicester, where the 29-year-old made his professional rugby debut almost a decade ago after making his way through the club's junior ranks.

The outside-back, currently on loan at Tigers from Coventry, has featured in both of the club's Premiership Rugby Cup fixtures so far this season and speaking after the 27-7, bonus-point win over Exeter Chiefs, he said his return to Welford Road was "awesome".

"It was really enjoyable, the atmosphere was great ... to get a start back here and play for a full 80 was awesome, I really enjoyed it," he said.

"I have loved every minute ... all the lads are sound.

"I am enjoying every day, going hard and seeing where I get to."

Forsyth scored the first Tigers try of the season in the away defeat at Worcester in Round 1 of the Cup on the wing and, after being moved in to outside-centre for the game against the Chiefs, found himself involved in another just two minutes in to the Round 2 game when he saw Jordan Olowofela in to space down the left-hand touch-line.

Olowofela's winding run resulted in him passing back inside for Guy Thompson, who scored just two minutes in to the match, and Forsyth said the fast start was planned.

"I thought we looked really good in parts," said Forsyth.

"We started fast, which is what we wanted to do."

As well as the impressive attack, which resulted in a bonus-point win for the Tigers in front of more than 13,000 Leicester fans at home for the first time this season.

However, looking back on the back, Forsyth said the defence was what impressed him most.

"That last five minutes in defence ... was massive," Forsyth told LTTV post-match.

"Overall, it's a really good start for the coming season."

Looking ahead to the season ahead, Forsyth echoed his coaches and team-mates comments in recent weeks by reiterating the focus remained being prepared for the first round of the Gallagher Premiership.

"We just want to build on what we have done for the past couple of weeks ... we are using these games to be able to hit the ground running away to Worcester," he said.

The Tigers Academy graduate also said it was only a starting point and, while exciting, there would be nobody getting ahead of themselves at the club.

"Everyone was on the same page ... it's just the start, that's how we see it," said Forsyth.

"We have put down the foundation now, we know there is a lot more to give but it is exciting ... there's a good buzz around."