Bath sign Wallaby hooker

Date published: March 15 2017

Bath have announced the signing of Australian hooker Nathan Charles, who joins the Recreation Ground until the end of the 2016/17 season.

Charles, who has won four international caps, arrives at the club following a spell with Top 14 side Clermont.

The 28-year-old has spent most of his career with Western Force, but has experience of playing in the UK after a six-week stint with Bath’s West Country rivals Gloucester in 2011.

“I’m really looking forward to returning to England to play for such a prestigious club,” said Charles.

“It’s an exciting time for Bath and I’m ready to hit the ground running in what is a crucial few weeks in Europe and the Premiership.”

Director of rugby, Todd Blackadder, added: “After losing three hookers in the last month, we’re really fortunate to be able to bring in someone of Nathan’s calibre.

“He’s an extremely mobile forward and I am sure he will offer a great deal to the squad in the closing stages of the season.”

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