TRANSFER | Bath complete the signing of Scotland powerhouse

Bath RFC have completed the signing of Scotland international James Bhatti from PRO 14 side Edinburgh until the end of the 2020-21 season.

The loosehead-prop has represented Scotland at U17, U18, U19 and U20s levels, and got his first first call-up to the national team ahead of the 2017 Autumn Tests, coming off the bench in all three games against Samoa, New Zealand and Australia.

His 6 Nations debut came in 2018, coming off the bench in all 5 matches, and he has now accumulated 15 caps.

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On signing the 27-year-old, Director of Rugby, Stuart Hooper, said: “Jamie is a high calibre player with international experience. He’s the right fit for our Club and I am sure he will no doubt battle for a chance to wear the Blue, Black and White jersey. 

“Jamie brings a raw edge with his game and will only add to our pack for the remainder of the season. I am confident he will fit in well with our front row and adapt to our way of playing the game very quickly.

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“We have decided to bring in a player of Jamie’s quality to ensure our standards at the set-piece are kept high and I’m confident he will add his quality to the forward pack. He comes into the Farleigh environment at an important time and has been brought in as injury cover until the end of the season.”

DID YOU KNOW? Bhatti spent his youth lugging around cow carcasses during his job as a slaughterman.

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