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George Ford was ice cold under pressure, nailing this game-winning touchline conversion

Mike Ford’s 22-year-old son ensured his club maintain their 100% record ahead of the return fixture next weekend.

ENGLAND OUT-HALF George Ford showed nerves of steel to fire over a game-winning touchline conversion to keep Bath within reach of Wasps at the top of Champions Cup Pool 5.

Wasps v Bath Rugby - European Champions Cup - Pool Five - Ricoh Arena Source: Joe Giddens

Bath trailed as the clock ticked beyond 80 minutes as Rob Miller’s 59th minute try, added to Ruaridh Jackson’s penalties to give the home side the upper hand. Though the advantage lasted until beyond the 80th minute, by the time the final whistle arrived it had been blown away with Anthony Watson’s finish in the corner four minutes after the hooter.

That gave Ford the difficult task of sealing the win from over 40 metres with a tight angle, but Ronan O’Gara’s one-time ball boy absolutely nailed it.

The defeat means that Wasps grip on Pool 5 is loosened with a trip to the Rec in store next weekend. Toulon, after getting off the mark at home to Leinster, sit third.

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