Backs coach Burke hails Leicester spirit as they snatch dramatic draw with Saints
Leicester even had a chance to win the game but messed up a scrum, an area they had dominated, near the Saints line.
“But the attitude of the players to get themselves back into the game, play in the right areas and squeeze them at the set pieces, was the key to our resurgence in the last 10 or 15 minutes.
“That was the plan for most of the game but unfortunately we did not put it into practice.
“But credit must be given to the players for that back end of the game, and I felt we could still have won when we got a scrum five metres out.
“With the way our scrummage was going I was disappointed to see the ball come out of the back.
“We had opportunities but our error count was too high.
“It’s an area we have to look at because our error count in the last three of four games has been too high.”
Leicester’s last-ditch try means they stay in third place, on the same points as second placed Northampton.
It also stopped Saints claiming their first win at Welford Road since February 2007 and extended their Leicester’s unbeaten run against their great rivals to nine games.