Bath re-sign Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson
Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson have both agreed new, long-term extensions with Bath
The dynamic pair joined Bath in 2013 and have become mainstays in both the Bath and England backline in that time
Joseph was the top try-scorer during the 2015 RBS 6 Nations
Bath have announced that England duo Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson have both agreed long-term contract extensions until at least 2019.
“I’m happy to be staying at Bath,” said Joseph.
“My game has really progressed during my three years here, and I definitely feel as though I’ve matured as a player, so I’m looking forward to progressing further over the coming years.
“There’s a positive vibe around the club and within the squad for the upcoming season and we’ve just had a productive camp in Portugal.
“We’re all excited about the season ahead of us – we’re going to have a really strong coaching unit with Todd Blackadder and Tabai Matson joining Toby Booth and Darren Edwards, so as players we’re ready to get going.”
The athletic Watson burst into the Bath squad with his scorching speed and unpredictable attacking nature.
The backs exceptional footwork and nose for the try-line has led him to 12 tries in 67 appearances for Bath, with countless more assists to his name.
“It was a very easy decision for me to extend my time at Bath,” commented Watson.
“I’m really settled here, but know at the same time that it’s the perfect environment for me to keep developing and adding to my skills and my game.”.
“As a squad, we can’t wait to get the season underway and build on the foundations we’ve laid over the last couple of seasons.”