Wales international Rhys Priestland to exit Bath in May

Rhys Priestland joined Bath in 2015
Rhys Priestland joined Bath in 2015
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Bath Rugby have confirmed Wales international Rhys Priestland will exit the Gallagher Premiership club at the end of the ongoing season.

Priestland, who spent close to eight seasons with Scarlets joined Bath in 2015 and has played for the club 60 times including 46 Premiership games in which he contributed 292 points. However, injuries has hampered his progress this season.

Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder lavished praise on the 31-year-old and is hoping for him to end his stint with the club on a high.

“Rhys has been an influential figure not only on the field but in his leadership off the field over the last four years," he told the official website of the club.

“There’s still a lot of rugby to play between now and the end of the season, and I have no doubt he’ll play a key role in the next six months.”

Priestland has made 50 Test appearances for Wales since his debut in 2011 and last played for them during the November series in 2017. He also featured for Wales in 2011 and 2015 World Cups and enjoyed Grand Slam success with them in 2012.

Bath are currently at eighth place in the Gallagher Premiership with five wins from 12 games and will face Wasps next in the Heineken Champions Cup on 12th January at Recreation Ground.

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