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White: ‘We must stick to our plan’

Tigers have scored eight tries in two games at Welford Road so far this season - including a debut score for new signing Noel Reid.
Tigers have scored eight tries in two games at Welford Road so far this season - including a debut score for new signing Noel Reid.

Leicester scrum-half Ben White insists the Tigers squad are on the right track following an exciting opening block of Cup fixtures.

Head coach Geordan Murphy used a total of 40 players across the first four games of the season, ahead of the opening round of Gallagher Premiership action away to Worcester this weekend.

And 21-year-old White – who featured in three of those four Premiership Rugby Cup matches – says the block will stand the squad in good stead for the new league campaign.

“I don’t think there are any ‘quick fixes’ that need making,” he told LeicesterTigers.com. “We understand our game plan, we understand our system, and we’ve got to stick to that.

“Everyone is on the same page and everyone is working hard, because if we do that, we’ll get the results.”

Tigers kick off the Premiership season at Sixways this Saturday (October 19), before home fixtures against reigning champions Saracens and Gloucester Rugby ahead of a trip to the Madejski Stadium to face London Irish.

“It’s been a long old pre-season,” White added, with a smile. “I’ll put my best foot forward this week to be involved in that first game, because I want to play and get the result.

“Our record hasn’t been great [at Worcester] over the last couple of years, and we definitely want to rectify that.”

The Tigers Academy graduate is also keen to set things straight for the Welford Road faithful, who have already seen eight Tigers tries on home soil so far this season.

White continued: “Their support means everything. Our supporters are the club – they are Leicester Tigers – and they support us through thick and thin.

“We didn’t do them justice last year, and we probably didn’t show our appreciation enough, but they dug in deep for us and we want to make sure we’re putting in a performance that’s worthy of them.

“We want to make sure we are doing them proud.”