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Those extra points will be vital says Cockerill

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"Every point helps," said Richard Cockerill after seeing Leicester Tigers overturn a 17-0 deficit to take a four-try win at Worcester Warriors on Saturday.  The comeback equalled anything in the club’s 135-year history, with Lachlan McCaffrey claiming the bonus-point score in the final move of the match at Sixways.   “The league table is irrelevant at this point of the season, we just want to keep picking up the points and see where that takes us,” said director of rugby Cockerill.   “But not giving Bath a point at Welford Road last week was important and the extra point here today was important too.   “We took the calculated risk of resting and rotating a few bodies and we’ve come through it in the end. It has been a good day but there are a lot of things we can be better at.   “The win was the objective today, winning here is very tough and Warriors have already beaten Saints and Newcastle here this season.”   A Graham Kitchener try just before half-time provided a platform for Tigers after Warriors raced into a 17-point lead with a strong wind at their backs. But a second-half score from Telusa Veainu, a penalty try and the McCaffrey clincher took the points back to Welford Road as Warriors counted the cost of collecting four yellow cards – two of them for international lock Donncha O’Callaghan.   “We played as well as they let us play, certainly in the first half, because they were very good,” said Cockerill.   “We won the toss and chose to play into the wind and suffered for it, then in the second half they struggled to get out playing into it. We backed ourselves and in the end we got through.   “We put them under pressure to get the points and the cards, the penalty count was heavily against them. Over 80 minutes we were good for our win, though they’ll be very disappointed to take nothing out of the game because they played very well, especially in that first half.   “The attitude among the players not to panic was good. The try before half-time was very important because it meant there was not so much a mountain to climb. "We felt they had worked really hard in defence at the end of the half and done a lot of work in attack and with the wind as strong as that, they had to come out and face it, and that is tough.   “They got those sin-bins but it can still be difficult to play against a team down on numbers. Most sides with a bit of character raise the intensity in that situation, as we did against Bath when Ed Slater was carded last week. Warriors did that very well.”   Cockerill confirmed that Mike Williams suffered a suspected broken forearm in his first visit to Sixways since moving to Tigers in the summer.