Bath Rugby injury latest ahead of Northampton Saints in the 2023/24 Gallagher Premiership final - 'Ready to perform'

Johann van Graan once again has the privilege of selecting from essentially a fully-fit squad heading into Bath's Gallagher Premiership final against Northampton Saints on Saturday.

Just young fly-half Sam Harris is unavailable for selection, and he would very likely not have been in contention for the matchday 23 anyway with Orlando Bailey there to provide back-up to Finn Russell. The South African confirmed he had three full teams running against each other at Farleigh House on Thursday in the club's last meaningful training session before the final.

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Bath head of rugby van Graan said having such strong availability was down to a complete overhaul of how the club operates medically and in their physical conditioning over the last couple of years. Van Graan said: "The whole group trained out there today, just like last week. We have one or two final calls to make later today, but from a health perspective, we have had three full teams training out there.

"Our availability is thanks to a lot of hard work from a lot of people. When we started on this journey we had 18 long-term injuries and that was why the appointment of the right people in the right departments was such an important thing because in big games you need your best players available. As a head of rugby, it is a very good position to be in when you have got your whole squad available, and not only available but ready to perform - that is a big difference."

Electric full-back Tom de Glanville has recovered from his broken foot to be in selection contention for the final but looks set to miss out on the trip to Twickenham with van Graan likely to go with an unchanged XV from the club's 31-23 semi-final win over Sale Sharks at the Recreation Ground.

While Farleigh House was abuzz with representatives of the national media on Thursday, van Graan insists the makeup of the week has been almost as consistent as his team have this season as the only Premiership side to have been in the play-off spots from round one to round 18.

Van Graan said: "This is certainly not just another normal week, this is the Premiership final and we have embraced every single part of it but in terms of our process we have stuck to our normal routine, prepared well and trained well but kept a good balance with time away from the club. We haven't done anything out of the ordinary." The Blue, Black and White are leaving that to Saturday.