Ruaridh McConnochie pens new long-term deal with Bath Rugby

Ruaridh McConnochie joined Bath in 2018
Ruaridh McConnochie joined Bath in 2018

Bath Rugby have announced that fullback Ruaridh McConnochie has penned a new long term deal with the Gallagher Premiership club.

McConnochie has been a prominent figure in the Sevens circuit after representing Great Britain during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and also England 7s in the 2018 Gold Coast.

His debut for Bath Rugby came in November last year and became a regular member of the club's line-up and has scored six tries on his debut season with four out of it coming in the Premiership.

“It’s been a whirlwind of a year, but I’ve loved being in this city and being in such a great environment at Bath Rugby," he told the official website of the club.

"When I joined last summer, my focus was to learn the game and if I got the opportunity it was about making the most of it. The experience so far has exceeded my expectations and I’m looking forward to what’s to come for us as a Club.

“There’s a great deal of excitement going into next season with the new coaching setup and Hoops at the helm.

"I feel it will bring the best out of us as a playing group and I am confident that we can collectively deliver those winning performances on a consistent basis.”

Incoming director of rugby Stuart Hooper said: “To have agreed a long-term deal with Ruaridh is a statement of intent from not only the Club, but from him too. He has been outstanding from the outset, but the exciting part is that there’s still so much growth in his game.

“Not many players make a successful transition from sevens, but the way Ruaridh has acquitted himself shows the many qualities he has as a player and a person.

"His ability to beat the first defender and try scoring were clear to see throughout the season, but it’s the unseen work that will take him to the next level.”