BATH forward Paul Grant will join Championships side Ealing Trailfinders ahead of the 2019/20 season.

The number eight has made 46 appearances for Bath since joining them in 2016.

Grant started his career with New Zealand provincial side Otago where he also captained them in a six-year period for his home town club.

The 31-year-old, New Zealand sevens player, began his spell in Europe with French side Montpellier in 2013 before moving to Championship side Nottingham, where he spent two years and played 44 times.

Ealing’s director of Rugby Ben Ward said: “We are delighted to have Paul on board for next season. He is an outstanding player who has been performing at the highest level in the Premiership regularly for the last few years.

“As well as that he has also had experience in the Championship where he was a standout player in the league. He is a very good leader and I have no doubt that he will suit our style of play.”

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