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Welsh ready for Premiership battles

London Welsh are ready to roll up their sleeves for the winter dogfights that could ultimately decide their fate in this season's Aviva Premiership.

The top-flight newcomers have made a solid start, collecting 10 points from six games, and their next game is against Wasps at Adams Park on Sunday.

"The honeymoon period is over for everyone - now we are really going to see just how good every side is in the Premiership," said skipper Jonathan Mills. "With the weather beginning to close in there are going to be a lot of dogfights, but we are up for those matches."

He continued: "If anything, it might suit us given the way we've played a few times this season, and help us to get a few more wins rather than just bonus points.

"We had eight points after four games in the Premiership, so to finish with 10 points from six was a bit disappointing. We definitely feel we could have got a win against Saracens or Gloucester.

"The way the games have been going recently in the Premiership they've been very tight, so for us it's just about making sure we end up on the right side of the result, like we did against Exeter.

"However, if you had offered me 10 points after six games at the start of the season, I would have bitten your hand off.

"We are going out to win every game - we're not looking for bonus points, we're looking to win games.

"If we take care of our own performance and put right the errors of the last few games, then we won't be too far away."

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