Gloucester to sign Matt Banahan from Bath in the summer
Last Updated: 10/01/18 1:26pm
Gloucester have confirmed Matt Banahan will sign from Bath at the end of the season.
Banahan is Bath's longest-serving player having made over 250 appearances for the club but will leave in the summer after 12 years at The Rec.
The 31-year-old versatile back, who plays mainly on the wing but has featured across the back three and in midfield, follows Mike Tindall and Olly Barkley to have made the switch between the two West Country teams.
The two sides are separated by just one point and one place in the Aviva Premiership, with Gloucester currently occupying fourth ahead of their rivals.
In a statement on the club's official website, Gloucester director of rugby David Humphreys said: "We are thrilled that Matt has decided to join Gloucester Rugby at the end of the season.
"Matt has had a wonderful career at Bath and he will bring a huge amount of quality and experience to the young, exciting squad we are building in Gloucester.
"His versatility and ability to play in a number of positions across the backline adds real depth to our squad and Matt's quality will complement the style of rugby Johan Ackermann has brought to the club this season.
"I know how tough a decision it was for Matt to leave Bath but we're all looking forward to seeing him playing in Cherry and White next season."