BATH centre Ben Tapuai is wary of a Worcester Warriors backlash when they host the Aviva Premiership’s bottom side this weekend.

The Warriors are the only team yet to register a win over the opening five rounds of the season and have picked up just a solitary point so far.

By contrast, Bath claimed their third victory – and second on the road – by triumphing 25-9 at Wasps last Sunday to sit fifth in the table.

With the Premiership taking a break after this weekend’s fixture as focus switches to European competitions, Todd Blackadder’s side are desperate to sign off on a positive note, especially having been beaten by Newcastle Falcons in their last match at The Rec.

However, former Australian international Tapuai says they cannot take anything for granted against Worcester.

“Worcester will be pretty pumped up for it but we have just got to prepare like we did last week,” he said.

“They have got some big boys so we have got to try to stop them and do all we can do to put in a good performance on Saturday.

“We have a break from the Premiership after this and we want to go into that with four wins from the six games. We are doing all we can and hopefully it will pay off.

“As a group, we weren’t too happy with our performance against Newcastle and consistency is the main thing we have got to try to achieve.

“Hopefully we can put in a good performance in front of our own fans at The Rec because last time, we fell short.”

Bath’s victory at Wasps follows their opening day success over Leicester Tigers, made it two away wins from three this season – a defeat at Northampton being their other road fixture.

Having won just three league fixtures away from home throughout last season, Tapuai senses a vast improvement on that return will be crucial to Bath’s chances of success this term.

“I think the win at Wasps was down to the mentality we have as we know we have to win our away games a bit more this season,” said seven-cap Wallaby Tapuai.

“We did that against Leicester and although we fell short against Northampton, it was good to get back with a win against Wasps.

“When we found out about the fixtures draw in pre-season, we knew we had to kick things off from the first game. It’s good to get two wins out of the three.

“Our preparation is massively key. We have had some new boys come in and we have had to try to fill them in on where we went wrong last season. We’ve realised that and worked on that by just bringing our culture together. I think it’s starting to pay off.”