Beno Obano admits the past six months of rehabilitation haven’t been ‘ideal’, but he is relishing his return to Bath Rugby action after re-signing with the Blue, Black and White.
The loosehead prop’s season has been hampered by a serious knee injury sustained in October and he has been working incredibly hard with the club’s S&C and medical staff to regain his fitness.
A Bath centurion, snubbing off interest from Leicester and Saracens, having Obano back involved will prove a great boost to everyone connected with Bath and the powerful England forward is eager to make a valuable contribution in the years to come.
“It hasn’t been an ideal period for me, but I’m fortunate to have support from a lot of good people at the club,” he said.
“I came through the Academy with several of boys who are still in the squad and I’m really proud of the journey we have all been on together.
“This season hasn’t gone the way we as a group, and me as an individual, would have wanted but looking ahead to the future, there is a lot to be positive about.
“I feel grateful to be at Bath and I can’t wait to make an impact on the pitch again as soon as possible.”
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5 sets of rugby players you didn’t know were related
Here are such players who you may be surprised are related (even if just a little bit).
1. Ben & Tom Curry and John & Sam Olver
The Curry twins are the nephew of former England hooker John Olver and cousins of former Northampton Saints fly-half Sam Olver, who is now at Ealing Trailfinders.