2 March 2017
Fijian international Aseli Tikoirotuma says the rotation system in place this season has helped with injuries, and the flying Fijian is looking forward to the season run-in.
“The system has definitely helped with injuries, I’ve really benefited from the rest at times,” said the 30 year old.
The versatile back insists it is still a game by game mentality around the London Irish camp, even though a play-off spot is secured.
“It’s always going to be one game at a time,” he added.
“We don’t want to lose our focus and get ahead of ourselves, so for now our focus is solely on Yorkshire Carnegie this weekend.”
As a senior member of the squad, Tikoirotuma appreciates the support the players get from the fans and says it’s vital to performances.
“I’ve seen consistent numbers at our games this season home and away, which shows how passionate the supporters are. We really appreciate that they have stuck by us through the good and bad times,” said Tikoirotuma.
“When I hear the fans cheer and I see my family in the crowd, it gives me motivation to give my all and to do everyone proud.
“I hope to see even more fans at the remaining games to support us and to help us over the line in our push for promotion.”
Tikoirotuma says that it has increased morale having new faces around the squad – Tevita Koloamatangi, Josh McNally and Lovejoy Chawatama.
“I knew Tevita from our time at the Chiefs in Super Rugby and he feels privileged to be here after waiting for a chance in England.
“Lovejoy is appropriately named as he is always smiling and cheering everyone up, plus Josh is a big man who adds vital competition to our pack which can only be positive for the season run-in.”
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