BATH have allowed flanker Guy Mercer to join Ospreys on loan until the end of the 2017/18 season.

Mercer, who has made 123 appearances for the club since his debut in 2011, will join the Welsh outfit in time for the start of the Pro 14 campaign.

Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder said: “This is great opportunity for Guy to get some regular rugby under his belt and we’d like to wish him all the best for the upcoming season with Ospreys.”