The next challenge for Bath Rugby is the 'old boy' exiles- London Irish.
Off the back of last weeks disappointing defeat to Saints how does this fixture fare for the boys in Blue, Black and White?
Yes this bout brings Bath up against Irish at the majeski stadium but the exiles are having potentially a worst season than the 'new boy' exiles London Welsh.
Irish's defence is likened to a sieve, conceding 40+ points a game in their first three games. Any team with this defensive tag line would now be in some major defence training.
Could Bath be meeting Irish at the right or wrong time? That's a tough one.
Bath I'm sure will be out to prove a point after the Saints game. Bath had the potential to beat Northampton but it was not to be and I'm sure the coaching staff have a few wrongs tactically to right this week. Hopefully for Bath the execution of the plans will implemented in the correct fashion. As Irish have leaked so many points to Sarries, Gloucester and Wasps Bath surely now have to bring the wings into action and let Biggs and Eastmond run at them.
The downside of the fixture for Bath is in Irish's only home fixture this season may of seen Gloucester out 40 points past them but they also got 31 in return. This is a sign that Irish will be a big challenge at home so Bath need to show their defensive qualities in full strength. Also the distraction of one Mr Barkley leaving the Blue, Black and White force for the sunnier climes of Paris.
Let's truly hope we get to use the back line and show the league what fire power Bath have got and over the next few weeks let Olly see what he's losing.