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Lock Dave Attwood agrees new three-year deal with Bath

England second-row forward Dave Attwood has signed a new three-year deal at Bath.

Attwood, 28, has made 113 appearances for Bath since joining from Gloucester in 2011 and has won 20 caps for England.

"I'm thrilled to be able to put pen to paper for another three years here at Bath," Attwood told the official club website.

"I feel like this club has massive ambitions and is one of the few clubs in Europe that has the components in place to achieve them.

"Right now in my career I want silverware, and my belief in this team's ability to secure some was a prime reason why I wanted to stay put."

Bath head coach Mike Ford said Attwood, who won his first Test cap against New Zealand in November 2010, had been unfortunate not to make England's World Cup squad this autumn.

"Dave is a considerable asset to our team," Ford said.

"He was desperately unlucky not to make the World Cup with England, but we believe he's in the best place here at Bath to push on for further international honours, in addition to taking this team forward."


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