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Bath Confirm Signing Of Former New Zealand Sevens Star

Bath DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Paul Grant of Otago makes a break during the round four Mitre 10 Cup match between Otago and Tasman at Forsyth Barr Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Dianne Manson/Getty Images)

Bath have made a much improved start to this season, after winning three of their first four Premiership games, leaving them in third position.

There is an air of confidence about The Rec, and the club have announced the signing of a new back-rower, Paul Grant from New Zealand.

The former Montpellier star returned to New Zealand to play with Otago earlier in 2016. The 28 year-old also has represented New Zealand at sevens.

INVERCARGILL, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 21: Paul Grant of Otago tries to break through the defence during the round one Mitre 10 Cup match between Southland and Otago at Rugby Park Stadium on August 21, 2016 in Invercargill, New Zealand.  (Photo by Dianne Manson/Getty Images)

An official club statement announced the news on their website, and there is a belief that Grant can bolster the squad this season.

“Bath Rugby is delighted to confirm the signing of Otago back-row Paul Grant until the end of the season.

“A physical and fast forward, Grant has previous experience of Northern Hemisphere rugby having enjoyed stints with both Nottingham and Montpellier. Priding himself on his strong ball carrying skills, the mobile 28-year-old has also represented New Zealand in sevens rugby.

“Talking about the signing, Director of Rugby at Bath, Todd Blackadder, said: “Paul is an experienced forward who will give us added strength in depth in the back row. He has a very dynamic playing style, understands the rugby we want to play here at Bath, and I know he’ll fit in really well.””

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