A decision has been made by Bath Rugby to keep George Ford on rest for the next games.
George Ford, an England international player that played maximum games of the Six Nations will be taking a weekend off mandatorily in the four weeks of the following tournament. George Ford is bath Rugby’s one of the best fly-half. He started showing interest in the game when he was 11 years old at Rishworth School before he joined Leicester when he was 16. He was in fact the first Englishman to have won IRB Junior Player of the Year in 2011. Also, he was the youngest winner.
Todd Blackadder, the director of Bath Rugby confirmed officially on 25th March that Ford would sit out of European Challenge Cup quarter final that would be held against Brive. On the other hand, Rhys Priestland will be expected to come back as he has recovered from an injury. During the Six Nations, the team had planned Ford for this game.
However, after considering the health of Ford, the director said that he would be resting for this game.
Blackadder appreciated the fact that in spite of his health condition, Ford did a splendid job of being there last week. He was unable to train due to his sore back. There is no denying that Ford is a tough man and taking this decision was indeed tough for the director and Bath Rugby. The team wants Ford to rest now so that he can soon come back strong to play. Bath Rugby would have been playing at Twickenham against Leicester if Ford did not rest. They are making him rest now so that they can get Worcester out of the way. There will be an announcement made soon on the team facing Brive on 31st March.