"It was a game of real intensity and my players are very tired. It's just the boost we need before going into the French Championship semi-final.
.."All credit to Bath, they are a proud side who kept going to the final whistle. After we went 22-6 ahead they simply ran harder and faster at us.
"They got a try and a penalty to bring themselves back into it, and I have to admit I had my eyes closed when they were driving that final lineout.
"But our defence was superb and I think we deserved it in the end."