REPORTS | Bath have a new top fly-half target - Ruck

REPORTS | Bath have a new top fly-half target

Bath have identified a new fly-half target after Wales international Sam Davies has reportedly became available, according to The Rugby Paper.

The black, blue and whites have been trying to sign a top-class playmaker since last December, but have so far not been able to get anything over the line.

Rhys Priestland is currently backed up by the experienced fiji international Josh Matavesi, who is more regularly found at centre, along with youngster Tom de Glanville.

Davies, who was the World Junior Player of the Year in 2013, is also reportedly wanted by Wasps.

The 26-year-old is reportedly open to a move to the Premiership after failing to settle in Newport, who he only joined from Ospreys last summer.


Davies made his senior debut for Wales as a replacement against Australia at the Principality Stadium in November 2016 and, later that month, played an integral role in the win against Japan with a dramatic last-minute drop goal.

He made his full debut in the 2017 clash with Tonga in Auckland and had made a total of eight appearances in the senior set-up, scoring 24 points, by the summer of 2019.

Five fly-halves Bath could try to sign

1. Handre Pollard

The black, blue and whites are weighing up a huge move for the World Cup-winning fly-half, according to reports in England, France, South Africa. Pollard is currently at the centre of a salary cap scandal in the Top 14 with Montpellier, and could soon be on the move once again. Th 25-year-old has 48 caps, scoring 457 points and has established himself as the Boks’ first-choice ten.