Olly Barkley "sad" to play final Bath game

Olly Barkley
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Olly Barkley admits that he is sad to leave Bath after playing his final game for the club ahead of a move to Racing Metro.

Olly Barkley has admitted that he is sad to be leaving Bath after he played his final game for the club in Saturday's 30-10 win over Sale Sharks.

The 30-year-old, who kicked over 16 points at the Recreation Ground, will now join Racing Metro after recently agreeing a deal with the French side.

"I am just happy having won four points today," he said. "The last thing I wanted today was an unhappy changing room after losing three games on the bounce. That was my main priority.

"Walking across the pitch after the game, the realisation that I won't be doing it again in a Bath jersey is quite sad. But I've had a fantastic time here, and it is time to move on to a new challenge.

"I will leave this place with a heavy heart, but also with a happy one. I have watched the Top 14 quite a bit. It is a league that I have admired, and I am looking forward to going there."

Barkley spent the first seven years of his career at the Rec before returning in 2009 after a short-lived spell with Gloucester.

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