England fly-half Ford commits to Bath

George Ford has committed to future to Bath

Aviva Premiership Rugby club Bath have confirmed that England fly-half George Ford has extended his contract with the West Country Rugby club.

Ford joined Bath in 2013 from Leicester Tigers and since then he has played 59 times for the club scoring 637 points in those matches.

The England fly-half became the first Englishman – and the youngest nominee – to claim the IRB Young Player of the Year award in 2011. .

Ford said that he did not have to think for very long if he wanted to remain with Bath.

“It sounds like a cliche, but it really was an easy decision to stay here at Bath,” said Ford.

“It’s a great set-up, and the squad are working so hard to achieve our goals. There is a real focus on developing each and every player here, and that is a hugely inspiring environment to be part of. I’m really looking forward to the next two years and playing my part in an exciting time for the Club.”

He burst onto the international scene in style in the 2014 Six Nations, with his inspired performances earning him a role in England’s recent World Cup campaign.

Bath Rugby First Team Coach Toby Booth said of the news, “Bath’s re-emergence as a competitive force coincided with George’s arrival at the Club.”

“He is the epitome of a true modern-day professional – retaining and recruiting quality players like him is paramount to our further progression. George will continue to drive the standards here at Bath both on and off the pitch.”

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