Bath bring in Luke Charteris

Bath have confirmed the arrival of Luke Charteris ahead of next season.
The Welsh second row, who stands at 6′ 9”, will move to the West Country from Racing 92.
Having made his international debut against South Africa in 2004, Charteris has gone on to win 62 Welsh caps. Prior to his move to France in 2012, the 32-year-old had made over140 appearances for Newport Gwent Dragons.
He said: “It is such an ambitious club, and that’s a great atmosphere to be joining. They put a lot of emphasis on player development, making sure that everyone is improving no matter how experienced they are, and that is a very exciting environment to be part of.
“There is some incredible talent in the squad and I’m really looking forward to heading over and getting started.”
Head Coach Mike Ford added: “Luke has been one of Wales’s standout locks in recent years, and had a very good Rugby World Cup.
“He’s a superb athlete at the set-piece and in the loose, has strong leadership qualities and a lot of experience that he can bring to the squad. We’re delighted to have one of the best locks in the world join us, and he will help us keep improving and move quickly on to that next level.”

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