I can keep on improving – Vereniki
Leicester Tigers try-scoring sensation Vereniki Goneva ran in his sixth try in five games for his new club – then insisted he will keep on improving.
The 28-year-old Fijian made a huge impact during his first league appearance at Welford Road in Leicester's 34-26 Aviva Premiership win over Worcester Warriors.
His second-half try continued a record of scoring in every game so far throughout pre-season and the start of the new Aviva Premiership campaign.
And Goneva says he is enjoying playing with Tigers' star-studded back line.
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"Six tries in five games is not bad and I am really happy because I know I can do a lot more," he said.
"I have only just started playing with these experienced players at the club and know there is more to come.
"I am really enjoying playing with the boys in the back line. They are a very good group of players.
"And I enjoyed playing here at Welford Road and could hear the atmosphere on the pitch.
"But I still think that we can do better.
"We had too many turnovers and we need to improve our handling.
"We will need to do better because next week is a big game against Saracens and we need to cut out our mistakes."
While Goneva was lighting up the back field, former Worcester Warriors star Graham Kitchener was embroiled in a fierce battle up front with some of his old team mates.
The 6ft 7in second-row scored his first-ever Premiership try in the closing stages of the game and said that battling Worcester had come and given Leicester just the test they were expecting.
"We looked at them all week and saw how big a pack they have," said the 22-year-old.
"They were direct against Bath last week and they fought well at the breakdown in this game and put us under a lot of pressure.
"We expected that and had to front up and just grind them down.
"It was good to pull away a bit after being within six points at 22-16 but we didn't want it to have been that close in the first place.
"We made a lot of mistakes and turned the ball over too much. We let them back in the game and gave them too much territory.
"It was hard work in the pack and the line-out. The scrums were big contests and they smashed into our drives as well. It was hard work for both packs on a hot day.
"It will be a big occasion at Wembley next weekend against Saracens. We need to tidy up our delivery from the line-out and make sure that we look after the ball in the first few phases of possession too. It will be a tough test."