Posted by: fiore | September 29, 2008

Bath climbing the table

Another convincing win takes Bath Rugby up to the second place in the Guinness Premiership table.

Despite the absence of some of their finest players such as Danny Grewcock, Andy Beattie and Matt Banahan, Meehan‘s team defeated Worcester Warriors at The Recreation Ground last Saturday, 37-19 and earned 5 points and 2 positions in the ranking.

Apparently they displayed a fluid play, capitalising all the forward efforts.

Almost alone among Premiership sides, Bath are not intimidated by the new ELVs, continuing to attack whenever feasible. Coach Steve Meehan said: “We’ve spent 18 months building up an attacking style and we don’t want to compromise it.”

Nick Abedanon, Bath Rugby

Nick Abendanon, Bath Rugby

In the meantime, there are good news for young talented Bath star Nick Abendanon who is rumored could provide the answer to England‘s full-back conundrum this season, with his club boss admitting: “He is in good touch.”

Currently part of the second-tier England Saxons squad, Abendanon can only wait and hope his chance to come: England manager Martin Johnson appears to face a straight choice at full-back for the autumn Tests between Josh Lewsey and Mathew Tait.

Both players are part of Johnson’s 32-strong elite squad selected almost three months ago, yet Lewsey is struggling for form with Wasps and Tait is viewed in many quarters as a better centre than full-back.

Abendanon though, could make a mockery of that selection system if he continues in his current vein.


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