Gavin Henson came on as a replacement to make his debut for Bath in their 21-0 season opening victory at the Newcastle Falcons.
The former Welsh international came off the bench after just 39 minutes, when starting centre Kyle Eastmond limped off after taking a knock to the knee.
Bath coach Mike Ford was very pleased with the way Henson slotted into the midfield and happy that the Welshman's debut is safely behind him.
"It was good to bring on Gav. It shows our strength in depth," Ford told BBC Radio Bristol.
"It was good for him as he's taken a few knocks in pre-season. He's got his debut out of the way, and the hype that goes with that. He put in a hard graft and I thought he did well."
Apart from Henson's performance, Ford was pleased with the manner in which the entire squad dealt with the conditions. The field was saturated with water and heavy rain continued to fall throughout the encounter.
"We've trained all summer in the sun and the conditions tonight were dreadful," Ford explained.
"We were able to adapt to the conditions and show some toughness.
"We didn't give them an inch. To keep them to nil with only one shot on goal was great testament to our game management."