Mon 21 Dec 2020 | 02:18

Bath goes Bhatti

Bath goes Bhatti
Mon 21 Dec 2020 | 02:18
Bath goes Bhatti
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TRANSFER NEWS: Bath have dipped into the Scottish market to replenish its playing stocks.

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The Premiership club confirmed the signing of Scotland international prop Jamie Bhatti from Pro14 side Edinburgh until the end of the 2020-21 season.

The 16-times capped international makes the switch from Edinburgh to the West Country and acts as cover at loosehead with Lewis Boyce currently rehabbing a knee injury.

Bhatti swapped Glasgow Warriors for Edinburgh ahead of the 2019-20 season following three years at the Scotstoun outfit and will join Director of Rugby Stuart Hooper’s side to bolster the front row options.

Bhatti received his first call-up to the national team ahead of the 2017 Autumn Tests, coming off the bench in all three games against Samoa, New Zealand and Australia.

His Six Nations debut came in 2018, with the loosehead prop coming off the bench in all five matches as Scotland recorded a third-place finish.

“Jamie is a high calibre player with international experience,” Hooper said of the 27-year-old.

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“He’s the right fit for our Club and I am sure he will no doubt battle for a chance to wear the Blue, Black and White jersey.

“Jamie brings a raw edge with his game and will only add to our pack for the remainder of the season. I am confident he will fit in well with our front row and adapt to our way of playing the game very quickly.

“We have decided to bring in a player of Jamie’s quality to ensure our standards at the set-piece are kept high and I’m confident he will add his quality to the forward pack.

“He comes into the Farleigh environment at an important time and has been brought in as injury cover until the end of the season.”

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