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21-year-old Bath prodigy George Ford races in great try to stun Saints

Owen Farrell has some serious competition for the England 10 jersey.

JONNY WILKINSON MAY be retiring at the end of this season but Bath’s 21-year-old out-half George Ford is set for his coronation as the goal-kicking darling of English rugby.

The former Leicester Tigers 10, who played Rugby League for two years as a teenager, scored all 19 points for his side in a 19-19 draw with Northampton Saints. The highlight of Ford’s performance was an opportunistic snipe from outside the Northampton 22. He side-stepped two Saints and accelerated past another before outpacing Ben Foden to dive over for a fine try.

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Ford’s try and conversion came after 44 minutes but Saints battled back. The Bath out-half thought he had secured a home win when he landed a 77th minute penalty but Northampton’s Stephen Meyler responded in kind with seconds left on the clock.

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