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Club Rugby

Bath sign Ireland international Ryan Caldwell

Bath have announced the signing of Ireland international lock Ryan Caldwell.

Caldwell, 25, has agreed a two-year deal and will move to the Recreation Ground from Ulster this summer.

He follows another new second-row addition to the Bath squad, England international Dave Attwood, who has been recruited from Gloucester for next season.

Caldwell has made 79 appearances for Ulster and was capped twice during Ireland's tour to the USA and Canada in 2009.

Bath rugby director Sir Ian McGeechan said: "Ryan will be a very good addition to the club.

"He has very good skills already, and he will develop these further as he matures. He is a big, powerful young lock, and so will create some real problems for the opposition."