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Sunday 17 December 2017

Peter Stringer 'disappointed' after Bath confirm he will leave at the end of the season

Peter Stringer of Bath dives over for a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and Leicester Tigers at the Recreation Ground in September
Peter Stringer of Bath dives over for a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and Leicester Tigers at the Recreation Ground in September

Former Munster and Ireland star Peter Stringer will leave Bath at the end of the season, the Aviva Premiership side confirmed.

Stringer (37), capped 98 times for Ireland, joined Bath in the summer of 2013 and recently made his 50th appearance for the club but will move on at the end of the current campaign.

"Peter has been a fantastic servant for Bath", said Mike Ford, Bath Rugby Head Coach. "His experience has been invaluable over the last two years, particularly in helping our younger players develop, and we'll miss his professionalism around the squad.

"It's a shame we are unable to keep Peter, but with Niko Matawalu joining, Chris Cook re-signing and Will Homer coming through from the Academy, this has become an incredibly competitive position within the squad."

Stringer added: "I am, of course, disappointed not to be staying at Bath but I'm very much looking forward to the next chapter of my rugby career elsewhere.

"I've had a great two years here and worked with some very talented players and coaches in that time. I'm looking forward to seeing how the squad develops in the next few years, and to playing my part over the remainder of the season to help the Club finish in style."

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