Harlequins chief Paul Gustard thinks the 29-31 bonus point victory at Bath is a pivotal moment in the season.

It was Quins' fifth win in a row in the Gallagher Premiership and sets the Londoners up nicely for the visit next weekend of Gloucester, now trailing them by seven points in fourth.

Gustard said: "If we are going to catch the top two, we need to keep winning on the road.

"I think it's the first time since 2014 that we'd won four in a row. It's obviously five now but we need to back it up next week against Gloucester.

"To come here and get a win, I'm very happy. To get five points, I'm ecstatic."

Gustard added: "It was a strange game - it ebbed and flowed. We started fast and physical while Bath didn't start very well. After the first 20 minutes it changed completely. We made some unforced errors and then had to suffer 25-30 minutes of pressure.

"It was until 55 or 60 minutes that we started to hit our straps again. Five or six times we came away from their goal-line without a score but managed to steal a line-out in the last minute."

He picked out Mike Brown for a special mention as the full-back showed the watching England head coach Eddie Jones how much he wants to get back into the national setup.

Gustard said: "Mike Brown today, with his line-breaks and defensive resilience, turnovers at the right time, high ball excellence - I thought he was superb. He's been doing that for us all season. He's desperate to do well for Quins and desperate to play for England.

"The other person not playing for England is Chris Robshaw and he was outstanding for us today, his work ethic and leadership."