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Perenise hails Bath pack

04th November 2013 11:06


Anthony Perenise Bath powers his way to score v Worcester Warriors

Going over: Anthony Perenise

Bath prop Anthony Perenise was happy to keep his side's winning run going with a hard-earned victory in the rain at Worcester.

The former Hurricanes forward was the sole try scorer in last Friday's washout as Sixways, as Bath condemned struggling Worcester to yet another defeat in the Aviva Premiership.

"With the weather like that we knew it was going to be a forwards game but we were up for the challenge," Perenise told the Bath Chronicle.

"Both teams were desperate. It was a home game for them and we wanted to get the win to keep us up in the top two or three. We definitely ground it out.

"It's always going to be hard away for us with what we have done in the past, so we wanted to keep the momentum going from the last few weeks.

"Getting a win up there was always going to be difficult. We are happy with our performance but we know we can do a bit more."

Commenting on his five-pointer, Perenise revealed his positioning out on the wing was fortunate but that the timing of the score was crucial to Bath's victory.

"I don't think many guys would stay out wide like that, it was probably me being lazy. But getting a try on the wing, I'm pretty happy with that," added Perenise.

"It was the perfect time to score. We were back in our 22 before that and what Anthony Watson did there proved how good he his.

"Then we came back downfield and put a lot of pressure on their defence and lineout, and I just happened to be there at the right time."

Perenise also had consoling words for Worcester, claiming Dean Ryan's side were playing better than their record of only two league points from the first seven matches suggested.

"What they did on Friday night doesn't reflect where they are in the table. They are a superb side on their day and they showed that," stated Perenise.

"They have got a good forward pack and some good runners out wide. I thought they were really good at the set-piece and proved what they are capable of doing."

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