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Richard Cockerill believes Leicester can finish in top spot

Last Updated: 14/04/13 8:27pm

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Richard Cockerill: We can still overtake Saracens

Richard Cockerill: We can still overtake Saracens

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Leicester's director of rugby Richard Cockerill is targeting top spot in the Aviva Premiership after his side demolished Wasps 35-16 on Sunday.

Cockerill hopes Saracens take their eye off the ball as they bid to win the Heineken Cup and allow Leicester to clinch top spot by winning their last two games - at Bath and at home to London Irish.

He said: "A home semi-final is in our grasp. We will go to Bath to win and we want to win at home to London Irish. We want to finish top if we can.

"We'll have to rely on Saracens slipping up somewhere but they are fighting on two fronts. Let's hope they win Europe, and wear themselves out!"

As for the game, he added: "It was a half decent performance, certainly the first 45 minutes or so.

"There was a danger we would be flat after the last couple of weeks but it was job done, five points.

"We have guaranteed ourselves a top four spot and one win out of two will give us a home semi, so we are exactly where we need to be."

Wasps' director of rugby Dai Young went on: "They were a lot better than us. It was disappointing we could not handle their physicality, both in attack and defence.

"I am struggling for positives a bit. In the second half we showed a bit of guts and determination but in all honesty the game was over by then."

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