BREAKING: Two England stars sign on with Bath - Ruck

BREAKING: Two England stars sign on with Bath

Bath Rugby have confirmed contract extensions for England international duo Tom Dunn and Will Stuart.

The duo have committed themselves to the Blue, Black and White for the 2023/24 season, joining new forwards in Alfie Barbeary and Ted Hill, as well as British & Irish Lion fly-half Finn Russell and England centre Ollie Lawrence, in doing so. 

On the renewal of the front row pair, Head of Rugby Johann van Graan said: “We are really pleased both Dunnie and Will have committed themselves to Bath Rugby. 

“Dunnie loves Bath and is an integral part of the club; he bleeds Blue, Black and White. He epitomises what it is to be a Bath player through his hard work and dedication. He has been fantastic to work with since I arrived in July and has provided great leadership on and off the field.

“Will is a proven Test player and one of the best tightheads in England. I’ve been really impressed by his drive and his hunger to develop his game and achieve things with Bath. I’m really looking forward to him continuing his journey with us; he is very much part of our long-term future.”

Stuart’s development at The Rec has seen him cement himself as his country’s leading tighthead in 2022.

The 26-year-old played a crucial part in England’s summer tour series win over Australia, and he returned from injury in the autumn to score two tries to salvage a draw against the All Blacks.

For Bath, he surpassed 50 appearances for the club earlier this season and remains a key component of van Graan’s front row contingent.