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Bath seal swoop for sevens star

Bath have announced the signing of England Sevens international Jeff Williams.

The 26-year-old will move to the Recreation Ground for next season.

Williams was awarded a full-time sevens contract in 2012 and he has scored 36 tries on the World Series circuit. He helped England win the Tokyo Sevens earlier this month.

South Africa-born Williams, whose father is English, previously played for the Hamiltons club in Cape Town and also had a playing stint in France.

Bath head coach Mike Ford said: "Coming from the world of sevens, Jeff offers dynamism and a high-tempo style of play.

"He also fits our policy of recruiting young English talent.

"The way he plays will really suit the attacking ethos we have at Bath, and we're looking forward to him arriving at the club."

England Sevens head coach Simon Amor added: "Jeff has been an important member of the squad and brought a real physical edge to our game.

"He has come through the sevens programme and really developed as a player, and now he has an exciting opportunity to move back to 15s and play at a very good Premiership side."


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