Munster flanker Chris Cloete to make Bath switch ahead of 2022/23 season

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Bath Rugby have announced the signing of flanker Chris Cloete from Munster ahead of the 2022/23 season.

Cloete has been with Munster since 2017 and went on to make eight appearances for them this season scoring five tries.

A product of Sharks Academy, the 31-year-old also had represented Western Province, Southern Kings and Pumas before heading to Thomond Park.

“To play in the Premiership has always been a clear ambition, and I look forward to making a significant contribution as Bath move towards the top of the league," he told the club's official website.

"It is a fantastic club with great history, and the supporters deserve nothing less than a winning team."

Bath director of rugby Tarquin McDonald is delighted in securing the services of Cloete.

“Chris will bring a new dimension to an impressive group of back row forwards, as we maintain our primary recruitment focus of adding power to the pack for next season.

"Negotiations with second row forwards are continuing.”

Bath are currently languishing at the bottom of the Gallagher Premiership table with four wins from 19 matches.