Bath will continue to attack – Ford

Date published: May 25 2015

Bath fly-half George Ford insists his side will not change their attacking style for the clash with defensive juggernauts Saracens in the Premiership Final.

Bath swept Leicester Tigers aside in a 47-10 rout, that saw seven tries for Mike Ford's men from only eight entrances into the Leicester 22.

Matt Banahan completed his hat-trick five minutes from time after crossing the whitewash twice in the first half, while there were also scores for Ford, Kyle Eastmond, Anthony Watson and Peter Stringer. Bath were the favourites with Betbright but they exceeded all the bookmakers' expectations.

And while Ford accepts their task may be a lot tougher at Saturday's final at Twickenham, he is adamant Bath will stick to their guns and go after Sarries.

"It's very pleasing to see us be so clinical. I think in these play-off games when you get the opportunities in the red-zone you've got to take them so to come away with seven tries is very good," he said.

"I'm not sure whether it will be like that next week against Saracens! But we work hard in training to create opportunities like that and we'll try and score as many as we can.

"We call it 'coming alive' when we're out there. Whenever we get turnover ball and there's an opportunity to attack we want everybody to explode and we're all on the same page when we do so.

"You can see people like Banners [Matt Banahan] getting on the end of those tries which the forwards have created by their execution in the first place."