New signing Joe Ford says that backs coach James Lowes has given the whole team a lift this pre-season as they look to sharpen their attack for the new Greene King IPA Championship season.

Ford made his second return as a Yorkshire Carnegie player having returned from Sale Sharks to the club where his career first began. He played for an hour against Bath in the opening pre-season game against Bath at Ilkley. 

Speaking after the game, Ford said, "Jimmy has been great for us and has told us how he wants us to attack. I think you could see that from our first try by Jonah Holmes when Tom Casson kept the ball alive in the tackle."