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White: ‘We have got to be more resilient’

Scrum-half Ben White has called for ‘resilience’ from the Leicester Tigers squad following their last-gasp defeat at Worcester.

Tigers led 10-3 at half time with an intercept score from Jonah Holmes and were 13-10 in front entering the final moments of the game before Warriors wing Tom Howe sealed victory for the hosts with a late try.

White had a first-half score chalked off after the officials ruled there had been obstruction in the build-up.

“I thought I’d scored, but obviously the referee’s opinion is final,” he said. “It’s the small margins that are killing us, and I think we have got to be more resilient.

“That was a massive moment in the game. You go 17 points up and it’s a completely different game, but that’s out of our control as players.”

White, who played the full 80 minutes at Sixways, said the squad and coaching staff are know what they must do to get back on track.

He continued: “The main thing is to make sure that we are training well and playing well, and to make sure that we’re doing everything above and beyond to make sure that we turn this around.

“As a squad, and as individuals, that’s what we all want to do and that’s what we’re here for.

“I’ve been at Leicester since I was little, and I’ve always wanted to play for Leicester.”

The side will now have a six day turnaround before returning to home action at Welford Road against Wasps this Saturday, March 2.

White added: “We want to be making Welford Road a fortress again, which is something that we’ve talked about.

“We’ve got to take it to them first. I think we’ve started well in our last two games, and if you win those couple of moments it’s a different game.”