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

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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."

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