Leicester head coach Marcelo Loffreda insists Harry Ellis should not be fast-tracked back into the England set-up after the scrum-half returned from his injury lay-off in the Tigers' bonus-point 34-21 win over Leeds.
Ellis missed the World Cup after rupturing knee ligaments and marked his first appearance back in a Tigers shirt after coming on in the 59th minute.
Leeds had already been put to the sword with tries from Jordan Crane, Tom Varndell and Johne Murphy and Loffreda was delighted to see Ellis back in action.
He said: “Harry Ellis is an outstanding player and he has been great for the club. Everyone is happy to welcome him back. He is a very good person and that's good for the team.
“But he has been out for a long time and it is important not to rush things when you have not played for 10 months.
“The result and the bonus point was good. Other teams have lost so it is a good step, but we have to get better in our game.
“Every game will be very tough if we are not in the right mindset. Sometimes we are trying to go much further than we should. We take two steps forward and lose possession.”