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Aviva Premiership: Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea hails win over Bath

Last updated: 13th April 2013   Subscribe to RSS Feed

Aviva Premiership: Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea hails win over Bath

O'Shea was encouraged by Harlequins' victory over Bath

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Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea was in optimistic mood after the 23-9 victory over Bath at The Stoop.

The reigning Aviva Premiership champions cemented third place with a comprehensive win over their visitors - and O'Shea was glad to put three consecutive defeats behind him.

"That was a big mental test for us, today," O'Shea said afterwards. "Getting a break was an important thing to do.

"We've done so much right this season and met so many challenges and this was another challenge for us.

"We are looking forward to the run-in. We know we have one more game to win to be top four.

"But somebody is going to have to take this title off us because we ain't giving it up. We've already won a trophy (the LV= Cup) and been in a Heineken Cup quarter-final.

"Emotionally, we were pretty shattered to lose that but all 23, including the young lads, came on in difficult conditions and played their part. We can play a lot better, but days like today are tough days and I thought we saw a bit of energy and confidence go back into the side."

Bath head coach Gary Gold added: "Unfortunately we made a couple of crucial errors. That's how good Quins are. You make those errors and they are going to make you pay."

Forthcoming Aviva Premiership Fixtures
TimeFixture
Aviva Premiership
Friday 3rd October
Aviva Premiership
19:45Bath vs Saracens
Saturday 4th October
15:00Harlequins vs London Welsh
15:00London Irish vs Northampton
15:15Gloucester vs Leicester
Sunday 5th October
14:00Sale vs Wasps
15:00Newcastle vs Exeter
Friday 10th October
19:45Leicester vs Harlequins
Saturday 11th October
14:30London Welsh vs Newcastle
15:00Saracens vs Gloucester
15:00Exeter vs London Irish
15:15Northampton vs Sale
Sunday 12th October
14:00Wasps vs Bath
Friday 14th November
19:45Gloucester vs Harlequins
19:45Northampton vs Exeter
Saturday 15th November
14:00Sale vs London Irish
17:00Bath vs Newcastle
Sunday 16th November
13:00Leicester vs Saracens
15:15Wasps vs London Welsh
Friday 21st November
19:45Harlequins vs Sale
20:00Newcastle vs Gloucester
Saturday 22nd November
15:00London Irish vs Bath
15:00Exeter vs Wasps
Sunday 23rd November
13:00Saracens vs Northampton
15:15London Welsh vs Leicester
Friday 28th November
19:45Bath vs Harlequins

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