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RUGBY: Skirving to leave Bath
12:06pm Tuesday 12th March 2013 in Sport
BACK row forward Ben Skirving will leave Bath at the end of the season to join west country neighbours Bristol.
Skirving, 29, who joined Bath from Saracens in 2009, has made 98 appearances for the club and said: “I’m sad to leave Bath, but am very much looking forward to my new challenge with Bristol.
"I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my four years here, and have worked and played with a great bunch of players and coaches.
"My thanks go to all of them, and to all the Bath supporters, who have made playing for the club such a good time for me.”
Head coach Gary Gold added: “Ben’s contribution to the club cannot be underestimated, both in his on-field performances and his character and work ethic off it, and I’m sure he’ll have a similar level of impact and success at his new club.
"We will miss his experience and reliability, but wish him all the very best at Bristol.”
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