Two of Bath's most-dangerous broken-field runners have taken pride in announcing that the 1998 Heineken Cup winners intend to be back to their attacking best this weekend.
Full back Nick Abendanon and wing Matt Banahan have admitted that Bath's famous expansive approach has been somewhat stifled in recent weeks but the duo have insisted that Sunday's clash with Stade Francais will bring about a return to their total rugby philosophy.
"We haven't got off to the best of starts and that's been down a little bit to our mindset being a bit defensive," said Abendanon, who started the 26-12 defeat at Ulster on the opening weekend of European action.
"We've realised that we need to play the same sort of rugby that we played last year and put sides under pressure by running the ball.
"That's definitely a boost, not just for me but for Joe Maddock and Matt Banahan as well. We're three players who love getting our hands on the ball and having a crack at opposition lines. Hopefully we can do that this weekend."
Those sentiments are echoed by Banahan - a 6ft 7in former lock who has become a hot favourite to cement his England berth this autumn.
Despite a poor collective start to the season, Banahan has been one of Bath's most impressive performers but the thought of being given more freedom to pay his natural game understandably brings a huge smile to his face.
"We're looking to play some more free-flowing rugby," said the 22-year-old.
"I don't know why or how it's happened but we've been holding back a bit from how we've played over the last two seasons. It's not been deliberate - it's just happened.
"We've not been forcing things and, sometimes, we're at our best when we do force things and chuck 50/50 passes. Hopefully those 50/50s will land on our side against Stade Francais."
Returning to their free-flowing philosophy for arguably their biggest game of the year to date may seem like a risk to some Bath supporters but Abendanon and Banahan have no such fears.
The England internationals are confident that there is enough quality in the Bath squad to change tack in a week, especially as no conscious decision has ever been made to move away from their 15-man game.
"We've chucked a few new things into training this week," explained Abendanon.
"It's always hard doing that when you're seven games into a new season - you want to be doing that in pre-season - but we've got a good group of players that can adapt pretty quickly."
"To come off the pitch knowing we've played badly is tough," added Banahan.
"To turn it around in a week is easier. It should be second nature."
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The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.