Bath trio agree to new contracts

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 10:46
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NEWS: Bath Academy prop Beno Obano has been promoted to the senior squad ahead of the 2017/18 season, with Darren Atkins and Rory Jennings both agreeing one-year extensions with the club.

Obano has enjoyed a breakthrough season, with the powerful loosehead making 19 appearances in the Blue, Black and White in the 2016/17 campaign. A dynamic presence in the scrum and with ball in hand, the 22-year-old will look to continue his rise as one of the most promising English front rowers.

On agreeing a new extension, Obano said: "It's been a pretty cool year at Bath and fortunately I've been blessed to play quite a bit this season. I'm really looking forward to getting a solid pre-season under my belt and kicking on from where I left off.  

"I've been fortunate to work with some top players so far during my time at Bath, and I get on really well with Toby Booth. I feel like I've learnt a lot from him and the other coaches – especially Barry Maddocks, which has been a key factor in me re-signing."  

Jennings made his Premiership debut in the 22-12 triumph over Harlequins in February and the versatile back will look to add to that tally over the next 12 months. His Academy teammate Atkins has made three first-team appearances last season, and the quick-footed back will have his sights set on breaking into the back three in 2017/18.

Performance and Player Development Director, Stuart Hooper said: "We're really pleased that Beno, Rory and Darren have agreed extensions with the club. They have all played their part in the first team squad this year and I am excited to see what more they can bring when the new season gets underway.

"Beno has been one of many shining lights this season, and he has only scratched the surface of what he can bring to the team, so it's going to be exciting to see his development over the next two years."

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