James set for Bath challenge

New signing set to bolster front row

Last Updated: 10/05/12 2:20pm

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Paul James: Can't wait to get started at his new club Bath

Paul James: Can't wait to get started at his new club Bath

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Bath have confirmed Welsh international forward Paul James will be joining the club in time for next season.

The loosehead prop, who has been capped 34 times by his country, will be moving to the Recreation Ground from Ospreys where he has made 177 appearances to date.

And the player, who is regarded as a very solid and technically sound scrummager, admits he made the move because he was seeking a new experience.

James, who can also play on the tighthead side of the scrum, said: "I've been with the Ospreys since 2003 and feel that I need a new challenge to keep developing my career.

"Bath is a very ambitious club and I'm excited by the prospect of being a part of that. The Aviva Premiership is one of the toughest leagues and I can't wait to get started."

Bath chief executive Nick Blofeld added: "Paul is a very experienced prop with a lot to offer us, both in the scrum and around the field.

"He has a great attitude and is a tough customer who will add considerably to our team. We are very much looking forward to him joining us."

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