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BATH RUGBY: 'We must reduce the error count', says Perenise
ANTHONY Perenise says that Bath will be looking to stamp out the errors from their 23-15 victory over Exeter Chiefs last weekend when they take on London Welsh tomorrow.
Bath dominated Exeter for the majority of their encounter at the Rec last Saturday but after Dan Hipkiss picked up a second yellow card for interfering with the chiefs’ Luke Arscott on the touchline as he tried to collect a Stephen Donald clearance, Perenise’s side had to stave off a spirited fight-back.
The Samoan international, a second half replacement for David Wilson, was still delighted to see his side pick up a vital victory in the Aviva Premiership and is expecting another tough test at the Kassam Stadium tomorrow.
“Exeter are a difficult team to play against and we started really well but they were always dangerous with the ball in hand,” said the 30-year-old.
“We had to defend a lot in the last 15 minutes and that isn’t really what you want to be doing because you want to be the attacking team but everyone did their job to hold things together.
“It was a good win and I think that being at home helped that a lot.
“The coaches have done their job and we’ve gone through the errors that we did make this week – there were mistakes that we made and we’ve looked at those to try and get them right.
“Going to London Welsh is going to be another tough game and I think that whoever puts the most in will come out on the right end.
“They’re a side with some great individual players in the back line and it’s going to be hard.”
Perenise does think that the first few months of Bath’s season have been positive.
He added: “I definitely think that it’s been a good season so far, especially compared to last year.
“All we want to do is keep trying to pick up as many points as possible so that we can move in the right direction.”