BATH Rugby have continued their rebuilding process for the 2019/20 Premiership campaign by confirming the signing of London Irish skipper Josh McNally.

McNally’s unveiling follows on from the announcement on Friday that fellow forwards Lewis Boyce, Christian Judge, Will Stuart and Mike Williams will also be moving to the Rec this summer.

RAF rugby star McNally has spent the last two seasons with London Irish and has helped them to 11 wins out of 12 in the Championship this season. He can play in either the second-row or back-row.

McNally said: “It’s a really exciting time to be joining Bath. The ambition and vision was a huge factor in my decision and I’m really looking forward to linking up with my new teammates this summer and showcasing what I can do on the pitch.”

Bath’s director of rugby Todd Blackadder added: “We saw Josh in the Premiership last year and he’s a fantastic leader. He’s a big, robust player, he’s someone who will come in and take his opportunities.

“Josh will undoubtedly add to the environment here on a day-to-day basis. He’s got the attributes both as a player and a person that we will reap the rewards from when he arrives in the summer.”

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