Beno's backing Bath to spring a surprise
The Rugby Paper|September 06, 2020
Beno's backing Bath to spring a surprise
BENO OBANO relished the opportunity to put his feet up during lockdown but he’s now enjoying making big strides and delivering man-of-the-match performances for Bath.
JON NEWCOMBE

The happy-go-lucky 25year-old is part of a stampeding Bath front row that has three players listed in the top seven for carries by props. Obano, with 92 carries (up to Round 18), is top of the lot, Bath colleagues Will Stuart and Lewis Boyce are third and seventh.

The bad news for oppo they have plenty of running left in them yet.

“I think when the club recruited the front row we have now, there was a big emphasis on people who could play with the ball in hand and who could do more than traditional front row jobs,” he said.

“When you have people like Boycey and Will Stuart, who are good with the hands, and (hookers) Jack Walker and Tom Dunn, it is going to happen in games. Spaces will open up and the players will be able to make good decisions because they have that skillset.”

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September 06, 2020