Bath Rugby can confirm that 24-year-old back rower Nick Koster has been signed on a season-long loan by Bristol Rugby.
The athletically gifted Koster, who scored a wonderful solo try on his debut against Calvisano last season, joined Bath Rugby from Western Province in October 2012.
Director of Rugby, Gary Gold, said: "Nick will thrive for Bristol in what is an increasingly competitive Championship. We are lucky at Bath Rugby to have so many experienced back rowers at the moment, so we knew Nick's development would be best served somewhere he would get regular game time. Fortunately for us, he won't be too far away from Bath to be called upon should the need arise."