Leicester Tigers’ forward, Julian Salvi, insists that no one at the club is getting carried away with their impressive recent form, following Saturday’s win at Northampton.
The victory was the East Midlands side’s first victory at Franklin’s Gardens since 2006. It was also their fifth consecutive bonus point win, a run that has seen them rise to second in the Aviva Premiership table.
However, the flanker insists that everyone at the club is remaining grounded. He has warned their rivals that they are determined to win their final two regular season games, to ensure they earn a home semi-final.
"We're in a good place at the moment”, he said. “We've got some good bonus points in the last five games, but we're not getting too far ahead of ourselves. There are two important games to go."
The Tigers, as the favourites for the title in the rugby union betting, are almost assured a place in the last four, and if they do earn a home semi-final, they will surely be favourites to make it through to an eighth successive Premiership final.
Leicester had a difficult start to the season, winning just two of their first seven games in the league, while a number of their stars were away at the World Cup in New Zealand.
However, they have flourish during the second half of the season, something Salvi attributes to the impressive strength in depth at Welford Road.
"It takes a massive effort from every member of the squad," he added. "We've got great depth and you know when you are one man down or someone is missing, then the guys stepping up and going to do the job.