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Malouf praises defensive efforts

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Nick Malouf says Leicester Tigers can be proud of their defensive effort in seeing out the victory at Harlequins.

Tigers led four times in a topsy-turvy affair at the Twickenham Stoop, with George Ford’s penalty putting them into a decisive 31-28 lead with six minutes remaining.

They then stood firm in the closing stages, keeping Quins penned in their own 22 with a brilliant defensive set as the clock ran past the 80-minute mark.

“It was fantastic to come away with the win,” winger Malouf said. “We can be proud of the effort in those last couple of minutes where the boys dug in and whacked the Quins with our defence.

“We just knew we had to stick to our strengths and what we’d been working on all week.

“It’s great to be able to have clawed it back to get the win after they regained the lead. It’s a good feeling to get that win away from home.”

Watch the highlights from Saturday's win against Harlequins in the video below.