Bath’s Hape admits to lack of form

Bath and England centre Shontayne Hape has admitted that he is not playing as well as he could be and wants to find his past form.


Hape says that he is still looking for his best club form after the Autumn Internationals in November.


Twenty-eight-year-old Hape played some of his best rugby playing for England against the southern hemisphere teams but has struggled with form since.


“After the internationals I’ve put in some of my worst performances for Bath,” Hape told BBC Radio Bristol.


“I just want to get back to the standards I know I’m capable of.”


“The most experienced players can hold their consistency and peak for the big games.”


“I just want to be one of those players.” he added.


Bath play Italian side Aironi on Saturday but are almost certainly out of the Heineken Cup as they are bottom of their pool after just one victory so far.


“Quality teams take all their chances and we just haven’t been doing that,” admitted Hape.


“We’ve got a good chance against Aironi and the pressure’s not as great as it was against Ulster when we definitely needed to win.


“So maybe the guys will probably perform better.”

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