Strong Autumn finish for Bath Rugby five

1 December 2014

Five Bath Rugby players helped England see out the autumn on a resounding high note, beating Australia 26-17 at Twickenham on Saturday.

Dave Attwood, George Ford, Anthony Watson and David Wilson all started the Test match against the Wallabies, whilst Rob Webber came on in the second half to help England close the contest.

George Ford, in his second start for his country, kicked an impressive 16 points. England’s pack, featuring Attwood and Wilson, were inspirational from the outset. The team performance bodes well for the next meeting between the two sides at Twickenham: their Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool A clash on Saturday 3rd October.

What the Press Say

“The Bath man has been consistently good in the England engine room for the whole of the November Tests” – Jeremy Guscott (BBC) on Dave Attwood

“There can be no serious World Cup challenge without some ingenuity in the back division and George Ford supplied it, claiming the No10 shirt for the Six Nations Championship and perhaps the global carnival beyond” – Paul Hayward (Telegraph) on George Ford

“The good news is that in the 20-year-old Watson England have a genuine game-buster in the making … With Ford also keeping the opposition midfield guessing, it should help those outside him such as the lightning-quick Watson” – Robert Kitson (Guardian) on Anthony Watson

“Worked well with his line-out jumpers even though steady drizzle made the ball greasy. Lively in the loose” – Paul Bolton (Telegraph) on Rob Webber

“Has grown in influence at tighthead, and has rarely been pushed about. An effective component in England’s driving maul, and rewarded for it by rumbling over for a try against the Springboks” – Nick Cain (Rugby Paper) on David Wilson

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