Bath confirms four more leavers - including three internationals - Ruck

Bath confirms four more leavers – including three internationals

Four further players have departed the club following the completion of the 2021/22 season.

The club said in a statement: “Everyone at Bath would like to thank the quartet for their efforts in Blue, Black and White.”

They follow the likes of Anthony Watson, Danny Cipriani and Taulupe Faletau out of the club this summer.

#1. Joe Simpson

He was born in Australia to a New Zealand mother and English father, both rugby enthusiasts.

He has been one of the most consistent performers in the Gallagher Premiership since graduating from the Wasps Academy in 2008. 

Joe Simpson of Bath Rugby kicks upfield during the Premiership Rugby Cup Match between Bristol Bears and Bath Rugby at Ashton Gate on 18 March. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

The scrum-half headed into the Black and Gold’s first team striking up an electric partnership with Danny Cipriani, culminating in the duo playing 53 Wasps games together across the latter’s two spells at the club. 

Featuring over 250 times for Wasps in 13 years, one-cap England international Simpson signed for Gloucester in 2019 where he scored 11 tries in 29 matches ahead of a short-term deal with Saracens in 2021/22.

He earned his Bath Rugby debut against Harlequins in October 2021 and has been an influential person for the young scrum-halves at the club.