WALES international Rhys Priestland has signed a new two-year contract with Bath Rugby.

Fly-half Priestland, who has 50 caps for his country, joined Bath ahead of the 2015/16 season and has made 74 appearances for the club, scoring more than 350 points.

“This has always been an incredibly important contract for me at this stage of my career and I am delighted to be staying at the club,” said Priestland.

“We are all striving to be better at what we do every day from the squad to the coaches and I really believe that our best performances lie ahead of us.”

Bath’s director of rugby Todd Blackadder, said: “It is no secret that we have been looking at a couple of specific options. However, this has never diminished the faith we have in Rhys. He is an incredibly respected member of our group and we know he will continue to commit to our future direction and help us achieve the success we are all striving for.

“We believe we are all building something special here at the club and Rhys has already been and continues to be, a huge part of that.”

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