Aviva Premiership: Ireland legend Peter Stringer signs new Bath deal

Aviva Premiership: Ireland legend Peter Stringer signs a new deal which sees him remain at Bath until 2015

Former Ireland international and Bath scrum-half Peter Stringer Photo: Peter J, via Flickr

Peter Stringer has agreed a new deal to remain with Aviva Premiership club Bath until the summer of 2015.

The 36-year-old scrum-half made a permanent move to The Rec at the start of the season after loan spells with Premiership clubs Saracens, Newcastle Falcons and Bath before making his switch from his home province Munster permanent in the summer.

[Stringer] brings a lot of experience to our relatively young squad, and his absolute professionalism sets a great example to them

Mike Ford

“Bath is a great place to be at the moment,” Stringer said. “There’s a lot of hugely exciting young players in the squad, and it’s a group that’s really building towards a bright future.

“I feel I still have a lot of rugby in me, and still enjoy getting out there and training and playing with the lads.

“I’m looking forward to the rest of this season and next, and seeing how far we can go.”

Capped 98 times for Ireland, Stringer has defied his age to use his experience to assist Bath’s young backline and has looked as quick and tenacious as his glory days with Munster and Ireland.

“[Stringer] brings a lot of experience to our relatively young squad, and his absolute professionalism sets a great example to them,” added Bath head coach Mike Ford.

“He’s not lost any of his enthusiasm or ability, making him a real asset for us, and we’re thrilled he’s agreed to stay for another year.”

High-flying Bath are currently third in the Premiership with six games remaining.

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