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Abendanon set for Clermont switch

03rd February 2014 10:33

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Moving: Nick Abendanon

Bath confirmed on Monday that long-serving full-back Nick Abendanon is to leave the club for Clermont at the end of the season.

Originally contracted to Bath until June 2015, the club agreed to release Abendanon a year early after he requested the move and Clermont agreed to pay a transfer fee.

With 193 first team appearances to his name, Abendanon has been a central player for Bath since his debut in 2005. However, he felt it was time to begin a new challenge.

"Nick has been a great player for Bath and we thank him for all he's done over the years," said head coach Mike Ford.

"He felt it was time to go and that Clermont represented an opportunity he couldn't turn down. I know Nick will remain totally committed to our cause this season."

"I have loved every minute I have played for Bath and want to thank the club for giving me the opportunities they have," added Abendanon.

"This has been an extremely hard decision for me, but I feel this is the right time to challenge myself in a new environment. I leave behind a set of fantastic fans and a club that I know will be competing for silverware in the coming seasons. I wish everyone at Bath the very best of luck."

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