Bath Rugby is delighted to today confirm the signing of Ben Tapuai from Western Force.
The physical Australian international centre will join up with the Bath squad in the next couple of weeks.
Primarily an inside centre, Tapuai, who can also play at 13, is a dynamic back who has an excellent all-round game, including strong distribution and kicking skills. His substantial experience (over 70 Super Rugby and seven Wallaby caps) will be a great asset to Bath.
Tapuai explained his excitement at moving to Bath: “I can’t wait to get over to Bath and start this next stage of my career. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the set-up there, and the way they are looking to play the game, and I’m looking forward to experiencing a different league and helping to push the Club forward.”
Director of Rugby, Todd Blackadder, added: “We’re really excited to have Ben join us. He’s a really good all-rounder, which will be a great boost for us, and the experience he has of international and Super Rugby will bring a new way of looking at things, and will really help develop our young midfield players. ”