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RUGBY: Gold not fooled by Bath run
BATH head coach Gary Gold is refusing to read too much into his side’s winning run as he prepares for a “defining’’ fortnight of the Aviva Premiership season.
Gold’s men head for Northampton on Saturday (3pm) on the back of a six victories on the trot in all competitions, with a home appointment against old foes Gloucester looming next weekend.
Bath have made progress in the Amlin Challenge and LV= Cups, while handsome successes over Worcester and London Irish (40-16 last weekend) have nudged them back towards the Heineken Cup qualification places.
But Gold believes his side only have to look into their recent past to see how quickly things can change.
“We’ve got a long way to go and we’re still sitting below the middle of the table and we’re under no illusions about how hard it’s going to be,’’ he said.
“I just don’t think we’ve achieved anything yet. The opposition are going to be sharp on us and we’ve got to be ready.
“Am I satisfied with where we are? No definitively not. I’m not being a prophet of doom because I’m very positive but it’s important to say grounded.
“Christmas was a terrible time for us, against Saracens and Wasps. We didn’t see why it coming and that’s why it’s important not to get ahead of ourselves.
“We’re still seventh and it’s not rocket science to know that it’s going to be a defining two weeks. The pressure is on now.’’
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