Bath have announced that England fly-half George Ford has extended his contract with the club.
“It sounds like a cliché, but it really was an easy decision to stay here at Bath,” said Ford, who in 2011 became the first Englishman – and the youngest nominee – to claim the World Rugby Young Player of the Year award.
“It’s a great set-up, and the squad are working so hard to achieve our goals. There is a real focus on developing each and every player here, and that is a hugely inspiring environment to be part of. I’m really looking forward to the next two years and playing my part in an exciting time for the club.”
Ford, who has scored 637 points in 59 appearances for Bath, joined the Club from Leicester Tigers in 2013. He burst onto the international scene in style in the 2014 Six Nations, with his inspired performances earning him a role in England’s recent World Cup campaign.
Bath First Team Coach Toby Booth said of the news: “Bath’s re-emergence as a competitive force coincided with George Ford’s arrival at the club.
"He is the epitome of a true modern-day professional – retaining and recruiting quality players like him is paramount to our further progression. George will continue to drive the standards here at Bath both on and off the pitch.”