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Bath take plunge for Attwood

Dave Attwood

Bath have announced the signing England international Dave Attwood on a two-year contract from their Aviva Premiership rivals Gloucester.

The lock, who is currently serving a nine-week ban after being cited for stamping in an Amlin Challenge Cup game just before Christmas, was capped by England during this season's autumn Tests.

The 23-year-old has made 39 appearances for Gloucester, although his move down the M5 to Bath has been trailed for some time.