Nathan Hughes ends loan to Championship early to join Premiership strugglers - Ruck

Nathan Hughes ends loan to Championship early to join Premiership strugglers

England international Nathan Hughes has joined Bath Rugby on loan from Bristol Bears. The No.8 joins with immediate effect, bringing both physicality and power to Bath’s back row.

The powerhouse back-rower, who played for Championship side Hartpury College over the weekend, joins his third club in the last seven days.

Head Coach Neal Hatley commented, “We are delighted to secure Nathan’s services – he is a destructive ball carrier and provides critical cover throughout the international window.

“I have been fortunate enough to work with him at international level. His experience and attributes, both as a person and a player, mean we are all looking forward to seeing him perform and making an impact for the Blue, Black and Whites.”

EDITORS PICKS:

Sunday’s bumper transfer news and rumour round-up.

RUMOUR: Globetrotting centre Jamie Roberts is on the brink of moving to Australia to sign for the Waratahs. FULL STORY

Jamie Roberts of Bath Rugby during the Premiership Rugby Cup group match between Bath Rugby and Gloucester Rugby at the Recreation Ground, Bath, Somerset on February 4. – PHOTO: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

REPORT: Exiled Montpellier No 8 Zach Mercer has been offered a World Cup lifeline after an impromptu meeting with Eddie Jones. FULL STORY

SIGNED: Ex-Bath and Bristol scrum-half Chris Cook has signed a short-term deal taking him to Zebre Parma, the Italian-based United Rugby Championship side. FULL STORY

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