Sunday, 1 December 2013

"We found a way to win tough Exeter test," says Bath Rugby head coach Mike Ford

Head coach Mike Ford was delighted with Bath Rugby’s 21-16 Aviva Premiership win over local rivals Exeter Chiefs yesterday after seeing his side pushed to their absolute limits.

Exeter enjoyed prolonged periods of territory and possession at The Rec and crossed the whitewash twice, through second-rows Damian Welch and Dean Mumm.

All of Bath’s points came from the boot of fly-half George Ford, who kicked six from six from the tee as well as adding a drop goal.

Ford senior praised his side’s ability to find a way to win as third-placed Bath further enhanced their Premiership play-off credentials.

“It was a good game for the neutral but at times rugby doesn’t go all your way. You’ve got to tough it out and find a way to win – and we did that today,” said Ford.

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