REPORT: Bath deal with Tank almost sealed
NEWS: Bath looks set to land the services of Springbok prop Thomas du Toit when his contract with the Sharks ends.
The 27-year-old Du Toit is very familiar with Bath boss Johann van Graan, who has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to persuade the big frontman to make Bath his next destination of choice.
Apparently Du Toit has also been in negotiations with Lyon but Van Graan looks set to seal the deal soon.
The South African prop was handed a three-game ban following his red card incident in the recently concluded fixture against England at Twickenham Stadium.
Du Toit was sent-off at the start of the final quarter for a dangerous tackle on England’s Luke Cowan-Dickie but despite his absence the Springboks went on to win the encounter 27-13.
Bath, who are rebuilding their squad for next season, is set to make an announcement of their new signings in the next few days.
Meanwhile it is reported that Bath have signed flyhalf Finn Russel in a deal that would make him one of the best-paid rugby players in the world with his contract at the Rec expected to be worth £1 million per year.
The 30-year-old has decided to leave Racing 92 in France at the end of the 2022/23 campaign and will become one of Bath’s marquee players next term, leaving behind a Racing side that sit second in the Top 14 for Bath who sit in 8th in the Premiership table.