Assistant Coach of the Leicester Tigers Rugby team has pointed out that his team’s defeat of the Northampton Saints left him feeling very impressed, and he could not have asked for a lot more.
The Tigers scored three tries in the Anglo-Welsh Cup competition game, ending at 27-20 to extend their unbeaten run and secure a spot at the semi-final rounds with just one more game left to play.
The three tries scored in the game, were touched down by Will Evans, Dom Barrow and Harry Thacker.
Murphy, who spoke after the game, made it known that he had talked with the team before the game and had them know that it was going to be all about their performance. At the end of it all, he believes the team showed a lot of passion and pride in the game.
“We talked before the game about a performance being vital and I thought we played with a lot of passion and pride. I’m really pleased for the guys,” Murphy said.
He also noted that Northampton had featured a stronger side with first team players coming off the bench later.
“It was a tough game, they brought a strong side and brought first-team players off the bench while we had a very young bench and brought them on later in the game,” he added.
Murphy also hinted on the reaction of the club towards their performance last week in Europe, noting that everyone was really disappointed at the end of the game. He however reiterated that with their recent win he was quite happy, and every other person as well.
“I’m really happy with the win but even happier the team showed what it meant to them. There is not a lot more you can ask,” he said.