Bath sign Otago number eight

Date published: September 30 2016

Bath have announced the signing of Otago back-row Paul Grant until the end of the season, with the player joining after the Mitre 10 Cup.

Grant has played more than 60 games for Otago, and led the side to Ranfurly Shield success in 2013.

A physical and fast forward, Grant has previous experience of Northern Hemisphere rugby having enjoyed stints with both Nottingham and Montpellier. Priding himself on his strong ball carrying skills, the mobile 28-year-old has also represented New Zealand in sevens rugby.

Talking about the signing, director of rugby at Bath, Todd Blackadder, said: "Paul is an experienced forward who will give us added strength in depth in the back row. He has a very dynamic playing style, understands the rugby we want to play here at Bath, and I know he'll fit in really well."