BATH have announced winger Ruaridh McConnochie has signed a new four-year-deal with the Blue, Black and Whites.

The 27-year-old arrived last summer on an initial two-year contract, but the Somerset club have opted to present the winger with fresh terms following a breakthrough season at The Rec.

McConnochie scored four tries in 15 Premiership appearances following his arrival from a successful spell on the Sevens circuit, where he won a silver medal in Rio at the 2016 Olympic Games.

As well as making his European Champions Cup bow, McConnochie regularly featured in the starting line-up and capped off an impressive campaign by scooping three awards at the Bath Rugby Annual Awards Evening in May.

Speaking to Bath Rugby Club’s official website, McConnochie said: “It’s been a whirlwind of a year, but I’ve loved being in this city and being in such a great environment at Bath Rugby.

“When I joined last summer, my focus was to learn the game and if I got the opportunity it was about making the most of it.

“The experience so far has exceeded my expectations and I’m looking forward to what’s to come for us as a Club.

“There’s a great deal of excitement going into next season with the new coaching setup and Hoops (Stuart Hooper) at the helm.

“I feel it will bring the best out of us as a playing group and I am confident that we can collectively deliver those winning performances on a consistent basis.”

Director of Rugby, Stuart Hooper added: “To have agreed a long-term deal with Ruaridh is a statement of intent from not only the Club, but from him too.

“He has been outstanding from the outset, but the exciting part is that there’s still so much growth in his game.

“Not many players make a successful transition from sevens, but the way Ruaridh has acquitted himself shows the many qualities he has as a player and a person.

“His ability to beat the first defender and try scoring were clear to see throughout the season, but it’s the unseen work that will take him to the next level.”