Carraro heads for Bath
Carraro relishing chance to head to The Rec
By Robin Hackett. Last Updated: 29/06/09 1:19pm
Bath Rugby have completed the signing of utility Matt Carraro on a two-year deal.
The 24-year-old, who can play both centre and wing, joined from the Waratahs and will become Bath's sixth signing ahead of the 2009-10 season.
Head coach Steve Meehan feels Carraro's power will be a major asset to the club next season and expects him to make a significant impact.
"Matt's rugby skills and size will suit us well and we are very pleased that he wants to progress his rugby here at Bath," he said.
"He has a reputation as a hard worker and good bloke off the field and these are the first ingredients we are looking for.
"Being able to play in either centre position or on the wing provides us with great flexibility and, with the added bonus of goal kicking, I am sure he will get plenty of rugby."
Carraro says he is delighted to be joining Bath and is ready to rise to the challenge ahead.
"I am very excited to be joining Bath Rugby and to be living in a great place like Bath," he said.
"The club has a great reputation in the southern hemisphere and, all over the world, people love Bath the city.
"The squad looks great and I am looking forward to playing with them and to developing my game under Steve Meehan and the other coaches.
"I am really looking forward to the challenge of week in, week out rugby and playing in the Guinness Premiership and in the Heineken Cup against the best players in England and in Europe."