BATH have signed tighthead prop Scott Andrews as short-term injury cover.

Andrews, capped 13 times by Wales, arrives on loan from Cardiff Blues, where he has made over 142 appearances in 12 years .

Meanwhile, Bath's Australian international hooker Nathan Charles has extended his contract until the end of October.

Director of Rugby Todd Blackadder said: “We’re really fortunate to be able to bring an international quality player into the squad in a position where we’ve been hit by injuries.

"Scott comes with a great deal of experience, which I’m sure will be crucial over the coming weeks.”