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RUGBY: Stringer to join Bath on short-term deal
1:36pm Monday 21st January 2013 in Sport
VETERAN Ireland scrum-half Peter Stringer has joined Bath as short-term injury cover.
Stringer, 35, will join the Rec men as regular number nine Michael Claassens recovers from a thumb injury, which is expected to keep him out until next month.
The Munster scrum-half is one of nine players to make over 200 appearances for the irish province and is Ireland's most-capped scrum-half with 98.
He has played in three Heineken Cup finals, scoring in the win over Biarritz in 2006 and helped Ireland win the Grand Slam in 2009.
More recently, the Cork man had spells in the Premiership with now-relegated Newcastle and Saracens.
Bath head coach Gary Gold said: “Peter is a world class professional and has an incredible amount of experience he can bring to the squad.
"He is still keen to compete at the highest level and we are short at scrum-half at the moment due to injury.
"I’m sure he’ll be a huge asset to our other nines with his invaluable experience and exceptional work ethic.”
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