Wales Scrumhalf Rhys Webb Joins Premiership Club On Short-Term Deal
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Wales international scrumhalf Rhys Webb has signed a short-term deal with Bath in the Gallagher Premiership ahead of his return to Ospreys next season.
Webb left Toulon last month following a public fallout with the French giants and is currently with Wales as part of their Six Nations squad. Director of Rugby Stuart Hooper confirmed today Webb that has come into the Bath set-up with immediate effect.
“We’re very excited to be bringing in an international talent to join the group, and to add some depth and quality to our scrum-half position at such a critical time of the year, and also after losing Max Green last month,” Hooper said.
“Obviously there will be some familiar faces for him here, and a signing of this calibre is something I know will be welcomed by the squad. I’m sure he’ll settle in quickly and I know he is looking for some game time as soon as possible.
“We’re looking forward to getting him in the Blue, Black and White and out in front of our supporters at the Rec.”
Webb may be available to play as soon as Bath Rugby’s highly-anticipated local derby fixture against South West rivals Bristol Bears on Sunday 1 March.