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Bath to hire dedicated defence coach after review into poor Premiership start


Only Worcester, who has played one more game, has collected more Premiership points than Bath this season

Bath to hire a dedicated defense coach as one of a series of changes recommended after consultation in the team’s poor Premiership form.

Bath are at the end of the Premiership after losing all seven league games this season.

Other changes include improving physical therapy and psychological support for players.

“Nobody wants to be in the position we are in with the results as they are. We know that not only can we choose to win, but we have to do things every day that allow us to win and Performing. “Bath rugby director Stuart Hooper told BBC Radio Bristol.

“That’s what we’re working on as a group, we want to make sure we act quickly and change.”

Bath has won just one of the last 15 Premiership games, a run that dates back to last season, and is suffering from his worst Premiership defeat of all time in October at home with the Saracens.

Currently, head coach Neal Hatley is combining his roles on The Rec with that of defense coach.

“One [change] around a defensive coach, we’ll try to get someone in as soon as possible. This is a pretty self-explanatory step and is understood by a lot of people in-house to accomplish this, “said Hooper.

“The next part concerns our precautions for the cadre from a physiotherapeutic and psychological point of view.

“We are at a time here where we have an unprecedented number of injuries. We have already brought in someone to help us cope with this burden and someone who can make sure we have a physio team that not only treat injuries, but also keep our squad healthy. “

Anthony Watson, Cameron Redpath, Joe Cokanasiga, Tian Schoeman and Beno Obano are among the key players in Bath out with long-term injuries.

Meanwhile, Taulupe Faletau has not played a minute for the team this season after injuring his ankle training in September, half-back Ben Spencer is just returning after a thigh injury on the first day of the season, while aviator Danny Cipriani – the team’s biggest addition to this one Summer – missed several games after suffering a concussion on opening day.

“The last part of it [the review] was around our environment and we make sure that we are constantly evolving in what we do and how we do it. To almost maximize the days, to make it as efficient as possible, “said Hooper.

“I think the work showed that he was [Griffiths] that we were exceptional in many of the things we did. Like the investment we make in the path, the work we do with our analysis, our medicine, strength and condition.

“Those things were very, very positive. It’s not about tearing it all up and starting over,” said Hooper.

“Obviously there are a few things and a few focuses, things that we’re going to do and put into action. And we’ll be tackling those shortly.”



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