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Powerful flanker Cloete to join Bath Rugby this summer

30 March 2022

Chris Cloete will join Bath Rugby for the 2022/23 season.

The South African-born open-side flank had been a powerful presence at Munster for the past five seasons, and will add power to the blue, black and white pack.

Tarquin McDonald, Chief Executive, said: “Chris will bring a new dimension to an impressive group of back row forwards, as we maintain our primary recruitment focus of adding power to the pack for next season. Negotiations with second row forwards are continuing.”

Cloete, 31, played for Southern Kings, Western Province and the Pumas in South Africa before moving to Ireland, where he won the Pro 14 Turnover King award in 2020/21.


He said: “To play in the Premiership has always been a clear ambition, and I look forward to making a significant contribution as Bath move towards the top of the league.

"It is a fantastic club with great history, and the supporters deserve nothing less than a winning team."


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