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Danny Cipriani signs extended one-year deal with Bath

Danny Cipriani signs extended one-year deal with Bath
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The 33-year-old left Gloucester in December having played just one match of the 2020-21 campaign.

Danny Cipriani will begin his Bath career in May after signing an extended one-year contract that includes the end of the current season.

The former England fly-half left Gloucester in December having played just one match of the 2020-21 campaign and joins his fourth Gallagher Premiership club having also spent spells at Wasps and Sale.

"Bath have a clear ambition and drive that aligns with my own. They want to achieve something special as a team, they want to win. That was a very appealing vision for me," Cipriani said.

Rhys Priestland's departure for the Cardiff Blues at the end of this season means Cipriani will become Bath's frontline fly-half.

"I've been really focused over the past three months on improving my running efficiency and kicking, while looking for a club that matches my ambition. It's clear that Bath offers that opportunity," Cipriani added.

"We talked about what I could bring to the club and what Bath were looking for in a fly-half – someone who could be part of an attacking mindset, who could help unlock that aspect of the game and inject additional pace and vision – complementing the quality in the team."

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