HARLEQUINS centre Andre Esterhuizen has challenged his teammates to ensure last weekend’s convincing win at Wasps does not represent a one-off as they travel to Bath on Saturday.

Quins began life without Paul Gustard by scoring six tries in a rampant 49-17 triumph at the home of last season’s beaten finalists to move within a point of the Premiership play-off spots.

The match also marked Esterhuizen’s return following a four-week suspension and he was delighted to mark it with a win – but urged his side to build on their display this weekend.

“Consistency is key,” he said. “For us to replicate that performance will take a team effort, everyone being in the right mental state and not being complacent.

“We have to enjoy it again and have smiles on our faces.

“Personally, it was really nice to get back out there (against Wasps) – what would have been four weeks turned out to be seven weeks so I was happy to come back and help the team to a win.

“The team are in a very happy place. The week before (which included Gustard’s departure) was very emotional but everyone bought in to the plan and we all stuck together.

“We needed to win after the bad run we had and we put together a great performance.”

Fly-half Marcus Smith enjoyed another influential display at the Ricoh Arena, slotting 17 points from the tee and orchestrating Quins’ attacks as they moved through the gears.

Midfield powerhouse Esterhuizen has enjoyed linking up with the 21-year-old and hopes their potentially deadly partnership continues to blossom.

“We are still in the early stages of playing together but so far it has been going well,” he said.

“I love the playmaking he does, he’s a great player and he can put me in a lot of gaps, so I’m happy.”

Saturday’s clash at The Rec kicks off at 2.15pm and is live on BT Sport Extra 3.