Richard de Carpentier pens new contract with Bath Rugby

The Recreation Ground
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Bath Rugby have announced that flanker Richard de Carpentier becomes the latest player to sign new contract with the Gallagher Premiership club.

Having featured for Leicester Tigers and Worcester Warriors in the past, the 31-year-old linked up with Bath Rugby last summer after a successful trial. Overall, he has gone on to play 10 times this season for Bath and now has extended his stay with them.

He was also part of the England Sevens squad that clinched the Bronze medal during the 2018 Common Wealth Games.

“After being made redundant from England Sevens, I didn’t know which way my career was going to turn,” de Carpentier told the club's official website.

“It was an extremely tough period for me and my family. I was incredibly grateful to be afforded the opportunity by Bath last summer to show what I could do and whilst it’s been a difficult season, I have absolutely loved my time at the club so far.

“There’s a great group of lads here with a lot of talented young players coming through which is exciting. I’m buzzing to have extended my contract and to have the chance to contribute to such a great club.”

Bath head coach Neal Hatley is delighted with de Carpentier extending his stay at the club.

“Chippy is an infectious character within the group and his past experiences have had an impact on a number of players at the club,” he said.

“He leads by example with how he conducts himself around the club and his desire to be the best version of himself each and every day is a credit to him.

“We are really pleased that Chippy and his family will be staying with us beyond this season.”