Springbok fly-half Curwin Bosch has rejected the chance to join Bath, according to The Rugby Paper.
The exciting 22-year-old fly-half, who would have been a replacement for departing Freddie Burns, reportedly informed the black, blue and whites that he wasn’t interested in the switch.
Bosch didn’t want to move as he is flourishing at the Sharks under new mentor Sean Everitt – and kicking consultant Pat Lambie is certainly aiding his approach in 2020 with the fly-half leading the Super Rugby points charts with 86 prior to fixtures being suspended.
The Sharks number 10’s ability to slot long-range penalties may just earn him a Bok recall, while his defence has also improved.
Bath will have to go back to the drawing board.
Bath Rugby transfers: 4 realistic replacements for Rhys Webb
Bath are set to lose two scrum-halves in the summer with Rhys Webb joining the Ospreys and Will Chudley set to be a free agent.
Webb was only ever join on a short-term deal having already agreed on a move to the Welsh Region, moving to the Rec after his deal at Toulon was terminated.
Meanwhile, Chudley has started eight Premiership games this season with another three appearances off the bench as he and Chris Cook have competed for the nine jersey for most of the 2019/20 campaign.
Here are four possible signings they could make:
1. Ben Spencer
The Saracens and England playmaker has been heavily linked with a move to the Rec, and certain reports suggest he’s already signed a three-year contract. However, two months on we’ve still had no confirmation, meaning we’ve had a look at some other options available to Bath boss Stuart Hooper.