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Coaches upbeat despite defeat

The Bath Rugby co-coaches were encouraged by what was their best performance of the season against the high-flying Tykes. Mike Catt, back from injury looked sharp and had a hand in all three of the home side's tries, whilst barring Tom Palmer's try for Leeds late in the game, the defence looked rock solid.

"I am not hiding the fact that we lost and we are not happy with it," said Foley. "But I think that was by far our best performance of the season-and in the style of rugby that we are looking to play, which is attacking, expansive and very physical at the contact points."

"If we could play that style of rugby for the rest of the season then we would win a lot more games than we would lose."

Foley and Smith's side now travel to London to face NEC Harlequins in the Zurich Premiership on Saturday 2nd November. Quins are currently ninth in the table and had their match with Bristol yesterday postponed due to the bad weather.

Tickets are currently on sale for the match through the Bath Rugby ticket office on 01225 460 588.

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