Priestland one of three to pen new Bath deal

ED HUTSON
Welsh fly-half Rhys Priestland has ended months of transfer speculation as he is one of three backs to sign a new contract to remain at the Rec.
Priestland’s future was up in the air as the two-year contract he signed since joining from the Scarlets in 2015 was due to expire this summer.
A favorite under Welsh head coach Warren Gatland, Priestland was named in the Welsh squad for the 2011 and 2015 World Cups and has amassed 48 international caps since making his debut in 2011.
The 29-year-old has now racked up 101 points for Bath in 27 games and has captained the side in the Challenge Cup this season, his signature is a boost for the club with fellow fly-half George Ford seemingly set to depart this summer.
Academy graduate Max Clark and full-back Tom Homer have also agreed new deals to remain at the club.
Centre Clark has broken into the first team this season and at 21-years-old he looks a promising player for the West Country outfit, while 26-year-old Homer has provided a kicking option from the back since joining from London Irish in 2015.
Bath Director of Rugby Todd Blackadder said:“Rhys, Max and Tom are all really integral members of the squad, and it’s great news for the Club going forward that they have agreed to stay here.
“They are all at slightly different stages in their careers – Max having just broken through into the first team, Tom is continuing to show his quality and consistency this season at fullback, whilst Rhys is a hugely experienced, world-class international who has been unlucky with injury this season – but they are really excited about the future with Bath.”
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