"Eight departures" - Bath confirm their leavers list for the summer - Ruck

“Eight departures” – Bath confirm their leavers list for the summer

Bath Rugby can confirm the departure of eight senior players this summer.

“The contribution of these men to Bath Rugby has been significant,” Head of Rugby Johann van Graan told the clubs website. 

“We wish nothing but the best for Daz, Doughts, Greeny, Gabe, Val, D’Arcy, Spenny and Wes in their next ventures.

“They have had a positive influence on our group throughout the season and we have enjoyed having them as part of our journey.

“I have no doubt they will succeed in their future endeavours. We wish them all the very best of luck for what’s next.”



#1. Tom Doughty

A try-scoring machine for the University of Bath in BUCS Super Rugby, Doughty was one of the university game’s hottest topics between 2017 and 2019. His plaudits earned him an opportunity within the Bath Rugby Senior Academy and he debuted in Blue, Black and White against Newcastle Falcons in 2018. 

After a few years learning his trade, which included a brief stint at Coventry in the Championship, the 26-year-old deservedly gained his Premiership stripes at home to Sale Sharks in 2021.

A much loved and popular member of the squad, Doughty went on to feature in Europe for the first time last season and crossed the whitewash on the road in Toulon at the backend of 2022. His maiden Premiership try followed against Northampton Saints in March. 

In total, the hooker made 24 senior appearances for the club. 

“I will miss Doughts’ desire to get better every day,” van Graan said.

“He gave his all in every single training session and match. We wish him well in the next part of his career.”

Tom Doughty of Bath Rugby celebrates after winning with Danny Cipriani of Bath Rugby during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bath Rugby and Bristol Bears at the Recreation Ground on 5 March 2022. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

#2. Max Green

Green made his switch to the South West in 2017 and has enjoyed six years at the club. 

His debut came in the LV Cup in a win over London Irish in 2017/18, a season where he also achieved his first outings in the Premiership. The following campaign saw the scrum-half appear in the Heineken Champions Cup for the first time, scoring in a 18-16 win over Wasps at The Rec. 

Away from the field, where he has made 45 appearances for the club to date, the 27-year-old has been an influential person in the squad, earning the role of leading on changing room celebrations post-wins. 

“Greeny has been one of the biggest influences in our group,” van Graan said.

“He is a great team man and has a real hunger to perform. We wish him good luck for the next stage of his career.”