SWINDON St George responded to defeat in the ‘perfect’ way, according to skipper Connor Tomley after thrashing Bath 58-32 away from home.

After losing their first West of England Pool A game of the season a week earlier due to a sluggish start, St George righted a wrong and came flying out of the blocks on Saturday.

By half-time, they were 10 points clear at 22-12, before a dominant display in the second instalment saw Ben Whincup’s side run away with the victory.

Rhys Evans claimed the lion's share of the points with four tries and nine conversions, Nick Tuckett, Chris Booth, Jerome Davies, Liam Row, George Bowditch and James Flattley all recorded solitary efforts.

The victory also secured the club’s place in the Super Six, in what was a great weekend for Tomley and his troops.

“It was very good. Last week was a the kick that we needed,” he said.

“Last week we had a slow 20 minutes at the start of the game, but we came flying out this time and they didn’t really know what hit them.

“In the last 10 minuets, a lot of the players were carrying knocks, it was hot, so well done to the players for doing that.

“It was the perfect way to come back after losing last week. It looks like we have kick-started our season and we have confirmed out place in the Super Six.”

With the squad being the walking wounded after the game, Tomley, who missed the game with a groin injury, says he was glad his services were not required.

The club also have another weekend off before they return to action with a game against Somerset on June 23, which should see the return of many first team players.

“We should have a full-strength side again for that game, because five of them are back from holiday, and we should have some injuries sorted by then too,” he added.

“It was great that I was able to get the rest in. It was just nice, I almost had to go on with all of the injuries, but Ben didn’t want to risk it.

“Everyone put their bodies on the line, it was different than the Somerset game because we came out firing straight away.”