FLY-HALF Freddie Burns admitted Bath were left to rue their earlier results in the Champions Cup after falling short of a quarter-final place.

Results on the final matchday in Pool Two did not go in their favour as their European campaign came to an end despite a 47-28 win over Benetton Rugby in Treviso.

Bath's failure to pick up a try bonus in the home tie against the Italians proved crucial as Toulon went through with 19 points as runners-up to the Scarlets, with Bath a point behind in third.

Burns, who converted five of his side's seven tries, said: "We knew it was going to be a mountain to climb when we came here and all we could do was put in a performance, get the five points and see what happened elsewhere. We did that, but unfortunately results didn't go our way.

"But we didn't qualify just because of other results tonight, but because of other games in the pool. Our backs were against the wall after a massively disappointing game at The Rec (against Scarlets) last weekend.

"We had to bounce back and put in a performance. Treviso have been a good team this year, they pushed Toulon and the Scarlets close.

"We knew we had to chase the game a little bit. Obviously my skills at the start didn't really help us to get off to a good start, but we righted the wrongs and at the end of the day we just did what we could.

"We are back into the Anglo-Welsh Cup next week, which has been good for us so far with two wins, so we need to push on from there. Rugby is a momentum sport and winning is a habit and so we have go to try to string some results together."