Maddock Makes Pledge to Bath for Two More Years

After Head Coach, Steve Meehan, signalled last weekend that exciting contract renewal announcements would be made this week, winger Joe Maddock, has pledged himself to Bath Rugby for two more years, adding to yesterday’s news of the renewals of Matt Banahan and Mike Baxter.


“It was an easy decision,” said New Zealand born Maddock. “There are a great bunch of blokes that I play with and we are playing some good rugby.”

Maddock joined Bath in 2004, and although was hindered by injury in his first season, he has been able to notch up 59 appearances for the club and having endured the frustrations of another injury early this season, Joe has four tries for Bath since his return.

“Being injured is always frustrating and it was hard, particularly, being injured and watching the guys playing some good rugby in some great weather. Fortunately enough I got to come back and play some great rugby in bad weather, but I am pretty relieved to be back!”

More recently, Maddock thrilled fans in the bad weather conditions when he slammed down an impressive try against Gloucester and it is play like this that has earned him the respect, not only from up-and-coming stars like Matt Banahan, but from the rest of the squad: “We are all really good mates and you will do anything for your mates on the field.”

Asked about the secrets of the successes so far this season, Maddock is pragmatic: “I think everything has been consistent. We have had the three coaches set in place and we have been able to work on the way we wanted to play right from the start of the pre-season.


The boys have gone out and used all that time during pre-season to make some consistent performances and I think that has been the key.”

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