Bath confirm signing of Richard de Carpentier until end of 2021/22 season

Bath director of rugby Stuart Hooper
Bath director of rugby Stuart Hooper
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Bath Rugby have announced the signing of flanker Richard de Carpentier until the end of the 2021/22 season.

A product of Leicester Academy, the 31-year-old made his professional rugby debut with the Tigers in 2011 before switching to Worcester Warriors in 2012. He also featured in three games for Harlequins last season during which the club went on to clinch the Premiership title.

De Carpentier linked up with Bath during their pre-season preparations and looked impressive as he even went on to score a try during the game against Cardiff Blues.

“I’m absolutely over the moon to be joining Bath for this year," he told in a statement released by the club.

“I’m really excited to see where the club is going and there are some exciting coaches and players here. I’m really happy to be in the mix.”

Having made his debut for England Sevens in the 2011 World Rugby Sevens Series, de Carpentier has played 200 times for them spread across 43 tournaments and was also part of the squad that clinched the Bronze medal in the 2018 Olympics.

Bath director of rugby Stuart Hooper welcomed de Carpentier to the club.

“Richard has really impressed during pre-season and has earned his opportunity to become a Bath Rugby player,” said Hooper.

“His professionalism and application to training fit with our values and we are excited to have him on board for the season.”

Bath started their 2021/22 season of the Premiership with a narrow 19-20 defeat to Sale Sharks and will face Newcastle Falcons next on 25th September at Recreation Ground.