Who’s the main man for each Aviva Premiership team this season; the player most crucial to each club’s hopes? We give our choices.
Bath – Freddie Burns
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Replacing George Ford, Burns will want to light up the Rec on his return to his hometown club with control as well as flair. A fly-half who’s gained a reputation for mixing his game, while also has pace and a long boot.
Gained plaudits from every corner of the rugby world last season for his gutsy defence and reigning in the fancy stuff he sometimes did too much at Gloucester. The playmaker will be key to the black, blue and whites top four ambitions.