Back's delight as Leeds Carnegie put Crociati to the sword

Head coach Neil Back admitted Leeds Carnegie had always planned on winning in style in yesterday's Amlin Challenge Cup clash with Crociati Rugby – Carnegie's first home win of the season.

Leeds ran in eight tries against the Italian league leaders, including one for Peter Wackett, left, and secured maximum points – the 55-6 success keeping up the pressure on Stade Francais in Pool Four.

And Back admitted afterwards that his side had targeted at least a 40-point haul from the clash at Headingley.

"We spoke before the game that we wanted a 40-point plus victory, with all due respect to our opponents," said Back.

"However, I hoped we could get over 50 and we did that in the end. The second half was much better from us and I was pleased with how everyone performed. We spoke at half-time about the things we wanted to do and we did just that.

"I was pleased for Henry Fa'afili that he got that try at the end. He deserved that because he did a lot of work out there. We have got an A team game on Monday night against Leicester and then travel to Italy and both games are vital for us as we build up to our return to Aviva Premiership action."

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