Bath sign England centre Dan Hipkiss from Leicester Tigers
The 28-year-old will move to the Recreation Ground at the end of the season after signing two-year deal
Bath have announced the signing of England centre Dan Hipkiss on a two-year deal from Leicester Tigers.
Currently a member of the England Saxons squad the 28-year-old, who will move to the Recreation Ground at the end of this season, has won 13 caps.
Hipkiss, who has scored 155 points in 129 appearances for Tigers, featured heavily during the 2007 World Cup and his last full England cap came against Wales in last year’s RBS 6 Nations Championship.
“I have always wanted to try something different, and feel that this is the right time to do that,” said Hipkiss. “I’ve had a great time with Tigers, but really want to try something new in my career, and feel that I will be able to do that with Bath, especially after the good reports from Lewis Moody and Sam Vesty about the Club.
“I started playing for Leicester when I was 15, so will have had 14 years here by the end of this season.
“When you think about moving clubs, you look at those with ambition, and you can see that there is that in abundance at Bath, especially since the take-over from Bruce Craig and the consequent developments at Farleigh House.
“These tie in with my own ambitions, as I want to continue to be successful, and feel that Bath is the right place for me to succeed in these ambitions.”
Bath head coach Steve Meehan added: “Dan is clearly a very experienced and skilful player, both of which will make him a valuable addition to our squad.
He has played a lot of international rugby, and that experience will be great in helping some of our younger players develop, as well as bringing fresh ideas.”