Next Premiership on TV
to be announced
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:30:14 +0000
  • Switch Edition
ESPN SCRUM / Aviva Premiership 2013-14 / News
Follow@ESPNSCRUM
Aviva Premiership
Abendanon targeting trophies before France move
ESPN Staff
April 21, 2014
Bath fullback Nick Abendanon has two England caps © Getty Images
Enlarge

Nick Abendanon is determined to deliver silverware to Bath before his move to Top 14 side Clermont Auvergne.

Abendanon, who has been at Bath since 2005, will move to France at the end of the season. But there is still plenty to play for in his final month in the West Country, with Bath fighting for trophies on two fronts.

On Sunday they face Wasps in the Amlin Challenge Cup semi-finals, while Saturday's hard-fought win over Worcester has taken them a step closer to securing an Aviva Premiership play-off spot.

"That would be the icing on the cake for me. To get into both finals is something that would be a fantastic achievement for this team, especially a young team coming through and doing so well," Abendanon told the Daily Telegraph.

"On a personal note in my last year at the Rec and in the Bath shirt there would not be a better opportunity to win silverware."

Bath sit third in the Premiership table, level on points with Leicester. Both teams are chasing second-placed Northampton and the chance of a home play-off.

"It's a very emotional time. I take as long as I can now to soak in the atmosphere at the Rec," he said. "It's going to be tough to leave this place because it has been my home for 10 years and I have come to love it," Abendanon said.

"It's going to be a hell of a change going out to Clermont but it's something that I am looking forward to and it's going to be a fantastic challenge."

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd

Live Sports

Communication error please reload the page.

  • Football

  • Cricket

  • Rugby

    • Days
    • Hrs
    • Mins
    • Secs

    F1 - Japanese GP

  • OtherLive >>

    Cycling - World Road Championships
  • Boxing

    Mike Tyson helps crash victim

    Mike Tyson may be famous for his aggressiveness, but he showed his compassionate side last week when he came to the rescue of an injured motorcyclist who had crashed on a Las Vegas interstate

  • Golf

    McIlroy-McDowell split would be tactical, says McGinley

    The court case that has simmered in the background in recent months will not keep Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell from being paired as partners for the European team during the Ryder Cup

  • Football

    Fabregas one of us now, says Terry

    John Terry says Cesc Fabregas is now "part of the Chelsea family" after the midfielder claimed he had no choice but to forget about Arsenal

  • Formula 1

    Button 'happy' he will stay at McLaren for 2015

    Jenson Button is confident he will remain at McLaren for 2015 despite ongoing speculation about his future

  • Football

    Wenger gives Diaby another chance

    Arsene Wenger will give Abou Diaby yet another chance to resurrect his Arsenal career with the injury-plagued midfielder to make his latest comeback in Tuesday's League Cup tie against Southampton

Sponsored Links
Make $170 in 60 seconds!
Google Vs Facebook, 60 sec. knock out! Choose a champion, Become a Winner!
Make $25 in 1 Minute!
Start trading with the biggest broker! Register now to receive $25 for FREE!