Scotland international Jamie Bhatti joins Bath Rugby

Bath director of rugby Stuart Hooper
Bath director of rugby Stuart Hooper

Bath Rugby have confirmed the signing of Scotland international Jamie Bhatti for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.

Bhatti started his professional rugby career with Glasgow Warriors in 2016 and made a switch to Edinburgh ahead of the 2019/20 season.

The 27-year-old was part of Scottish Rugby Academy for 2016/17 season and was called up to Scotland Test squad ahead of the 2017 Autumn International Tests and played his first game for the Dark Blues during the encounter against Samoa.

He has overall played 16 Tests for Scotland and most recently was part of their squad in the Autumn Nations Cup campaign which saw Gregor Townsend's men finished fourth. He also represented Scotland at Under 17, Under 18, Under 19 and Under 20 levels.

Bath director of rugby Stuart Hooper is delighted in obtaining the services of Bhatti for the remainder of the season.

“Jamie is a high calibre player with international experience. He’s the right fit for our Club and I am sure he will no doubt battle for a chance to wear the Blue, Black and White jersey," said Hooper to the official website of the club.

“Jamie brings a raw edge with his game and will only add to our pack for the remainder of the season. I am confident he will fit in well with our front row and adapt to our way of playing the game very quickly.

“We have decided to bring in a player of Jamie’s quality to ensure our standards at the set-piece are kept high and I’m confident he will add his quality to the forward pack. He comes into the Farleigh environment at an important time and has been brought in as injury cover until the end of the season.”