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Bath Sign Australia International Centre Ben Tapuai

Bath Rugby have signed Australia international centre Ben Tapuai from Western Force. The 27 year-old has amassed seven caps for the Wallabies, and will join up with the Premiership outfit in the coming weeks.

Primarily an inside centre, Tapuai can also play at 13, and is an all-round footballer.

Speaking to the Bath official website, he outlined his excitement at the move.

“I can’t wait to get over to Bath and start this next stage of my career. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the set-up there, and the way they are looking to play the game, and I’m looking forward to experiencing a different league and helping to push the club forward.”

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 29:  Ben Tapuai of the Reds takes on the defence during the round seven Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Stormers at Suncorp Stadium on March 29, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

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The club have also announced the signature of Darren Allinson from London Irish on a short-term loan.

Bath are currently third in the Premiership table, three points adrift of leaders Saracens.

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