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Stankovich looks back on 2018/19 campaign

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Boris Stankovich admits the 2018/19 season has been a "disappointing" one for the Leicester Tigers players and coaches, but says the side is out to finish the campaign positively on Saturday (May 18) at Welford Road against Bath.

When quizzed on whether he was happy with the performance at scrum time this season, Stankovich said: "I have been personally, we have seen some improvements from last season."

The Tigers scrum coach didn't shy away from the "disappointing" campaign for the club, but said the group has maintained a positive approach to the training programme each week.

"It has certainly been a disappointing season for everyone  but it has been positive when we have turned up to training every week," he said.

"We're just trying to maintain that positivity around the place and hopefully we can finish off with a good game this weekend against Bath."

Looking ahead to Saturday's final game of the season for Leicester, Stankovich said: "I think the first thing we need to remember is that it's the last game of the season ... we will be looking at salvaging something from the season we have had."

"We have trained well, we are really looking forward to it."

Stankovich, a former team-mate of retiring club stalwart Matt Smith, also spoke about his "dear friend" ahead of the centre's final appearance for the club.

"He has always been a popular member of the squad and is a dear friend to all of us," Stankovich said.