Former Saints star Fotuali'i's Bath move finally confirmed

Former Saints star Kahn Fotuali'i's move to Bath has finally been confirmed by the west country club.

Monday, 13th June 2016, 4:48 pm
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 5:52 pm
Kahn Fotuali'i said goodbye to Saints after the win at Gloucester last month (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Fotuali’i was rumoured to be on his way to The Rec and hinted that he would be heading there after Saints’ Aviva Premiership final-day win at Gloucester.

Bath have taken their time on making the announcement, but it was eventually released on Monday.

Fotuali’i has signed a two-year deal at the 2015 Premiership runners-up and is now looking forward to a new challenge.

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The 34-year-old, who made 80 appearances for Saints after joining from Ospreys in the summer of 2013, said: “I’m really excited to be joining Bath.

“They have an exciting, attacking ethos, which I’m looking forward to being part of, and I really like the focus that is put on individual development of players.

“You can always continue to learn as a player, so I’m looking forward to getting started and preparing for the season ahead.”

And Bath’s first-team coach, Toby Booth, added: “Kahn is a fantastic player, and a serious competitor who loves to win.

“This, along with his experience, will bring added leadership and competitiveness to our squad, which will no doubt push it forward.”