Sunday, 6 January 2013

England fly-half candidate Ford to leave Tigers and join father at Bath Rugby

George Ford, a candidate to be England's fly-half at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, will leave Leicester at the end of the season to join Bath.

There, the 20-year-old will join up with his father, Mike, who was England defence coach under Martin Johnson and is now first-team coach at the West Country club.

Ford is recognised as one of the brightest young talents in English rugby and was voted IRB World Junior Player of the Year in 2011.

But he has had fewer chances than he wanted at Leicester, where England's Toby Flood has been the preferred choice.

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