Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 December 2014

Bath agree deal for Webber

Rob Webber
Rob Webber

Bath have signed hooker Rob Webber on a three-year contract from Wasps.

Webber, recently selected for the England Elite Player squad, will move to the West Country club from their Aviva Premiership rivals in the summer.

The 25-year-old began his career with the Leeds Carnegie academy before moving to Wasps and has played for England at all levels from under-16s up to the Saxons.

Webber is in line to be included in the England 22 ahead of the RBS 6 Nations opener with Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday after being included in the reduced squad of 24 named today by interim coach Stuart Lancaster.

Bath director of rugby Sir Ian McGeechan said: "Rob is a very skilful and exciting player. He has a great work ethic and attitude, comes to us with an already impressive skill set, and still has a lot more potential."

Webber added: "I have loved my time at Wasps, but it is time to move on, and I am genuinely excited at the prospect of working with the squad and coaches at Bath.

"There seems to be a great ethos developing at the club, both on and off the field, and it's one I'm looking forward to becoming part of."

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