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Meehan wary of Exiles threat

Steve Meehan is well aware of the dangers London Irish could pose to his Bath team in Saturday's Aviva Premiership clash at the Recreation Ground.

Both clubs secured bonus-point victories during the Premiership's opening weekend, Irish beating Saracens 33-16 and Bath winning 32-16 at Leeds Carnegie.

"London Irish pose threats all over the place," said Meehan. "They will be difficult to break down, but there will be opportunities for us - we just have to be accurate and patient."

He added: "Defensively against Saracens, it was interesting to see how Irish were very happy to work very hard at the breakdown in the wide channels.

"In midfield, they were making their tackles, reloading and getting up very quickly to present again a solid line."

Irish won last season's corresponding fixture 16-0 - Bath have not lost at home in the Premiership since that November afternoon - while the Exiles have claimed just one victory from their last eight away matches in all competitions.


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