Priestland one of three Bath players to sign new deals

Wales fly-half Rhys Priestland has ended speculation surrounding his future by signing a new contract with Bath.

Priestland had been linked with a return to the Scarlets having lost his place in the Wales squad this autumn.

But the 48-times capped playmaker is one of three Bath players to commit their futures to the club, alongside Max Clark and Tom Homer.

“Rhys, Max and Tom are all really integral members of the squad, and it’s great news for the club going forward that they have agreed to stay here,” Bath director of rugby, Todd Blackadder, said.

“They are all at slightly different stages in their careers — Max having just broken through into the first team, Tom is continuing to show his quality and consistency this season at fullback, whilst Rhys is a hugely experienced, world-class international who has been unlucky with injury this season — but they are really excited about the future with Bath.”