Wednesday, 23 January 2013

George Ford will leave Leicester Tigers for Bath, Cockers confirms

Fly-half George Ford will leave Leicester Tigers at the end of the season, director of rugby Richard Cockerill has confirmed.

The 19-year-old will end a four-year association with the club when his one-year contract reaches an end this summer.

Cockerill said he was "disappointed" with Ford's decision and said Leicester had done everything they could to keep him.

He added that Ford will join Bath next season which would see him join up with his father and assistant coach at The Rec, Mike Ford.

Despite Bath director of rugby Gary Gold saying there was "no deal in place", Cockerill said: "I have been told by him and his advisors that he is going to go and sign for Bath.

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