Bath sign Otago wing

Date published: October 4 2016

Otago wing Jack Wilson will join Bath until the end of the Premiership season, the Recreation Ground outfit announced on Tuesday.

Having made five appearances for the Highlanders in Super Rugby this year, the 26-year-old will arrive following the conclusion of the Mitre 10 Cup competition. A big, strong, ball-carrying winger, Wilson will be a physical and dynamic addition to the Bath squad.

In a playing career that has so far seen him represent the Sharks in Super Rugby, Bay of Plenty and Otago in the Mitre 10 Cup and Saracens in the Aviva Premiership, Wilson has picked up a wealth of experience playing in different tournaments. He has also played international sevens for both New Zealand (three caps in 2012) and England (four caps, 2014-16).

"Jack will be a fantastic addition to the squad," said director of rugby Todd Blackadder.

"He's very fit from his time with the England Sevens squad, and is a player who suits the way we want to play the game. He has a great attitude, and we're looking forward to having him join us soon."