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Tom urges Tigers to get back up from Sarries loss

Tom Youngs has urged his Leicester Tigers side to move on quickly after their Gallagher Premiership defeat to Saracens.

The club captain returned to the starting line-up on Saturday after a 12-week injury lay-off, and lamented a late burst from the reigning champions that skewed the final score line in Saracens’ favour.

“We fought really hard and we were in the lead at half time, but it was just the swing of momentum,” he said.

“The annoying thing is that the score doesn’t really reflect the game at all.”

“They scored some tries in the last four minutes when we probably came off the plan of what we’d been doing all week.

“We tried to play a little bit to score the losing bonus point and we actually ended up letting them get a winning bonus point which was a real shame.”

But Youngs says Tigers cannot afford to dwell on the loss, with a trip to Sixways to face Worcester Warriors this Sunday looming large on the horizon.

He concluded: “You’ve got to park it. Worcester is going to be another key game, and we’ve got to keep going at it and then hopefully the momentum will swing towards us.

“You’ve got to go through the video and learn the lessons, but I’d be really keen to show some of the good stuff, touch on the bad stuff, and then get back onto the really good stuff and build on it.

“Let’s just stay positive.”