Bath sign Dan Hipkiss from Leicester
Wednesday 02 February 2011
Bath have announced the signing of England international centre Dan Hipkiss on a two-year contract from Aviva Premiership rivals Leicester.
The 28-year-old was a member of England's 2007 World Cup squad and has won 13 caps. He is currently part of the England Saxons squad.
Hipkiss will head to the Recreation Ground at the end of this season, joining fellow former Leicester players Lewis Moody and Sam Vesty, who moved to the west country last summer.
"I have always wanted to try something different, and feel that this is the right time to do that," he said.
"I've had a great time with Tigers, but really want to try something new in my career and feel that I will be able to do that with Bath, especially after the good reports from Lewis Moody and Sam Vesty about the club.
"When you think about moving clubs, you look at those with ambition, and you can see there is that in abundance at Bath."
Bath head coach Steve Meehan added: "Dan is clearly a very experienced and skilful player, both of which will make him a valuable addition to our squad.
"He has played a lot of international rugby, and that experience will be great in helping some of our younger players develop, as well as bringing fresh ideas."
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