London Irish boss Brian Smith was left in awe of George Ford after he guided Bath to a 33-18 win at The Rec.
Smith, England's former attack coach, believes that the IRB Young Player of the Year can challenge for a Test spot in the near future after another impressive performance, with Ford bagging an exceptional try.
Irish were well out of the match at half-time, trailing 33-10 after Bath had secured a try bonus point, but they won the second half 8-0 and Smith remains optimistic.
"George is tearing up trees. England are very lucky to have him - he's a class act and it's nice to see him blossom," said Smith.
"We gave him every chance to play but losing Ian [Humphreys] was something that we took in our stride. It's not an excuse.
"The second-half display was very pleasing. At half-time we didn't talk about winning - just about fight, character and dignity. And we did play with plenty of fight, pluck and courage in the second half.
"I don't question the commitment or character of our boys but the first 20 minutes of the game were a bit of a nightmare for us. It gave us a bit of a mountain to climb."
Bath coach Mike Ford, George's father, was delighted to see his team brush off their heavy defeat against Saracens last weekend with an assured performance at home.
"We were very good in the first half. We came out and put last week's defeat at Saracens to bed very early in the game," said Ford.
"To score five tries in one half is pretty good. The second half was a bit scrappy from us, from the ruck area and from decisions, but we ride with it. We are very pleased with the five-point win.
"It's very hard to keep up that intensity but we've got to learn to play the full 80 minutes. We can look at the second half but we need to get quickly on to the Sale game on Friday night. It's a quick turnaround and we've got a few injuries but we'll assess them and keep the players fresh."