"It was very important to keep us alive, and that's the best way to sum it up," said Foley. "I think we all feel sheer elation and relief, and considerable satisfaction."
"It gives incredible satisfaction for the players to be able to experience a game like that and then get a result like that."
The decisive try also came as a huge relief to the legions of Bath Rugby supporters who packed the Rec last night, and the never-say-die spirit shown by the players illustrated just how much the result meant to all involved. "One thing I will say is that these players never give up," agreed Foley. "We're still breathing and we live to fight another day."
Although the win moves Bath up to ninth in the Zurich Premiership table, there are still two vital games to go, away at Bristol Shoguns and at home to Newcastle Falcons, and Foley did sound a note of caution. 'At the moment it feels like we have won a cup or a championship, but we are at the other end and we have got a couple of hard games to come against guys at the same end of the table.
"However, the focus coming into this game was very special, and it's fantastic the emotion that has been involved."