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George Ford Rumoured To Be Joining Premiership Rivals

Bath Rugby v London Welsh - Aviva Premiership

George Ford could leave Bath at the end of the season.

When Bruce Craig took the decision to sack Mike Ford toward the end of last season, rumours surrounding the future of George circulated freely.

The Bath Chronicle fuelled such speculation, stating that George Ford had signed a new contract last December on the understanding that his father would remain in charge. At the time we thought any such stories had been put to bed after Ford confirmed he would see out his two year deal with the Bath.

Bath Rugby v London Welsh - Aviva Premiership
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However this does not appear to be the case, after Tim Cocker told The Eggchasers Rugby Podcast that the Leicester Tigers are in fact interested in bringing the England international back to Welford Road.

How Ford would leave Bath with one year remaining on his contract remains open to question, but Tigers fans will no doubt salivate at the thought of the 23 year old lining up alongside Matt Toomua, Manu Tuilagi, JP Pietersen, Peter Betham and Telusa Veainu in a dangerous backline.

Indeed, the very fact that Todd Blackadder has been very complimentary toward Ford in recent weeks and named his as his vice captain would suggest that Bath will fight to keep their fly half.

Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena


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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.