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TRANSFER | Bath sign ‘exciting’ England speedster

Bath Rugby has confirmed the signing of England Sevens emerging talent Will Muir.

The 24-year-old originally caught the eye of the national set-up while playing for Northumbria University in the BUCS Super Rugby League. He has gone onto represent England Sevens across the globe, making his senior bow at the Assupol International Sevens tournament in South Africa.

His impressive performances led to a call-up to Simon Amor’s 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens squad in San Francisco before joining the programme full time for the 2018-19 World Rugby Sevens campaign.

Muir took home the 2019 England Sevens Player of the Year at the Rugby Players’ Association Awards last year – the first player to win the award in their first season of England Sevens.

On his signing of Muir, Director of Rugby Stuart Hooper said: “Will is an exciting prospect we have signed from the England Sevens programme.

“He has played 15s before, but most recently Sevens. We see him as a winger and someone who is hungry to learn and develop at our Club. He absolutely buys into our Club ethos of working hard to be the best we can be and a hard-working, diligent guy both on and off the pitch.

“He has joined our set-up and slotted in well and we look forward to seeing what he can do in the coming weeks.”


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The highest paid player in the Gallagher Premiership, the speedster has been with the Bears since 2018. The 16-cap All Black signed a two-year extension at the club in December 2019 and has dazzled the crowds at Ashton Gate again this season.