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September 12 2014

London Welsh have little time to feel sorry for themselves with a trip to Bath and The Rec facing the Club on Saturday (KO 3pm).

 Piri Weepu during the Aviva Premiership match at the Kassam Stadium, Oxford.

The Exiles were given a baptism of fire on their return to the Aviva Premiership last Sunday, as Exeter Chiefs ran in seven tries in a 52-0 win at the Kassam Stadium, and now head to The Rec to take on a Bath side looking to make it two wins from two following their round 1 victory at Sale Sharks.

“If you feel sorry for yourself you really do get burnt - there’s no time for that,” said team captain Tom May.

“We know what’s expected now and we know the level we need to be at. We know that if we’re not at that level we’ll get stung.

“I’m very disappointed and it hurts; if it doesn’t hurt then you’re in the wrong sport. But I’ve still got 100 per cent belief in what we’re doing - I know we can be competitive.

“Against Exeter we didn’t put enough opportunities away - we need to be better. We just need to hold that period of time when we’re in control of the ball and putting our attack in to shape, because we did some good stuff out there. We just turned the ball over at the wrong points.”

Welsh certainly had their chances in the first half, and arguably should have led, but ended it trailing 17-0 at the break. Dave Ewers’ early second half try set the tone and took the wind from Welsh sails. 

“There was no lack of effort and that was plain for everyone to see, it’s just about being more accurate, keeping the ball in the right areas. We coughed the ball up in their 22 a few times and you get punished for that,” added May.

“We needed to capitalise on the good parts of our game. For 20 minutes of the first half we were more than competitive and we should have taken our chances, but it’s a 50-point drubbing. 

“Take it on the chin, use it, learn from it and get better individually and as a group. That’s what we’ll do and we’ll fly in to Bath. 

“It’s about keeping your head up, belief in what we’re about, belief in how we go about doing things and rising to the challenge because that’s what this league is about.”

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