Bath snap up Wilson

Saxons prop agrees two-year deal at The Rec

Last Updated: 06/03/09 10:12am

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Wilson: Joining Bath

Wilson: Joining Bath

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Bath have moved to fill the void left by Matt Stevens by signing England Saxons prop David Wilson.

The 22-year-old, rated as one of the top up-and-coming props in the country, has agreed a two-year deal at The Rec after coming through the ranks at Newcastle.

Wilson is seen as the ideal replacement for Stevens, who quit Bath following his two-year ban for failing a drugs test.

And Bath head coach Steve Meehan is delighted to have convinced Wilson to join.

"Davie is a fine young prop, who I am sure will react well in his new environment," said Meehan.

"He is strong in the set piece, has a great work ethic and is far more talented with the ball in hand than people realise.

"We are looking forward to him joining the squad in the coming season and competing for a position in the Bath front row."

Wilson is looking forward to pushing for a place in the Bath team.

"I am really looking forward to joining Bath next season. They all seem like a great bunch of lads," he said.

"Bath are also a great team, with a very strong pack and I can't wait to be a part of it and I intend to give it my all."

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