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Bath rugby star Rob Webber signs for Sale Sharks

England hooker Rob Webber is set to leave Bath at the end of the season after signing with Sale Sharks on a two-year contract.

The 28-year-old has 13 full England caps and was a member of the 2015 England World Cup Squad. He has played 59 time for Bath since arriving in 2012, scoring seven tries.

Rob Webber during an England training session Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA

I have enjoyed my time at Bath and would like to thank the coaches, players and supporters who have all been great with me since I joined from Wasps."

– Rob Webber

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Bowden to make debut for Bath

Bowden will start at inside centre for Bath Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Archive/PA Images

Dan Bowden will make his debut for Bath Rugby tomorrow in the Aviva Premiership against Saracens.

Bowden starts at inside centre for the meeting with the current English champions.Matt Banahan moves from wing to thirteen.

The 29 year old New Zealander played with George Ford at Leicester and was awarded try of the season in 2013. Watch the try below:

Bath's Devoto one of 7 uncapped players in new look England squad

The 22 year old can play full-back, centre or fly-half. Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/PA Images

Bath's Ollie Devoto has been been included in Eddie Jones' new look England squad for the upcoming 6 Nations which starts next month.

The 22 year old can play full-back, centre or fly-half and came through the club's academy system, making 34 appearances for the senior side since his debut last season.

Fellow team mates Henry Thomas, George Ford, Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson are also named in the squad.

England face Scotland at Murrayfield in their opening game of the Six Nations on February 6th.

Gloucester flanker Matt Kvesic has been been included in Eddie Jones' new look England squad for the upcoming 6 Nations which starts next month.

The openside flanker has been on the fringes of the England squad for a number of seasons but has won just two caps since his debut in 2013.

Despite Gloucester's mixed season, the 23 year old has been one of the stand out performers for his club and with Eddie Jones looking to inject power and pace into a side that performed so poorly at last year's World Cup the hard tackling Kvesic has made the initial squad of 33.

Kvesic is part of a new look squad announced by Eddie Jones Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/PA Images

The full squad announced by Eddie Jones:

Forwards:

Josh Beaumont (Sale Sharks) Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)Jack Clifford (Harlequins) Jamie George (Saracens) Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) James Haskell (Wasps)Paul Hill (Northampton Saints) Maro Itoje (Saracens)George Kruis (Saracens)Matt Kvesic (Gloucester Rugby) *injury replacement for Dave Ewers (Exeter Chiefs) Joe Launchbury (Wasps)Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)Joe Marler (Harlequins) Matt Mullan (Wasps) Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)Henry Thomas (Bath Rugby) *injury replacement for Kieran Brookes (Northampton Saints)Billy Vunipola (Saracens) Mako Vunipola (Saracens)

Backs:

Chris Ashton (Saracens) Mike Brown (Harlequins) Danny Care (Harlequins) Elliot Daly (Wasps)Ollie Devoto (Bath Rugby) *injury replacement for Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers) Owen Farrell (Saracens) George Ford (Bath Rugby) Alex Goode (Saracens) Sam Hill (Exeter Chiefs) *injury replacement for Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs) Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby)Marland Yarde (Harlequins) Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

Bath Rugby sign Japan's Amanaki Mafi

Amanaki Mafi Credit: Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby have signed Japan number 8 Amanaki Mafi.

He'll arrive at the end of January - as soon as the Japanese season has finished. The back row's contract will run until the end of the 2015/16 season.

Mafi played a starring role in this year's Rugby World Cup, scoring against Scotland and the USA.

I’m really looking forward to arriving at Bath. They are a very compelling side to watch play, and I know that joining them will be the best environment for me to continue developing my game. I’m also looking forward to a new adventure in England. I’ve had a great time in Japan, and would like to thank everyone at NTT Shining Arc for their support.

– Amanaki Mafi

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Wales' Luke Charteris looking forward to joining Bath

South Africa's Duane Vermeulen tries to bring down Luke Charteris during the Rugby World Cup Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Welsh international Luke Charteris says he is excited at joining Bath Rugby next season.

The second row lock, who stands at 6’ 9”, will join Bath ahead of the 2016/17 season from Racing 92.

Charteris has won more than 60 Welsh caps, most recently in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. He is well known for his skilful line-out work and athleticism around the field.

Bath is such an ambitious club, and that’s a great atmosphere to be joining.

They put a lot of emphasis on player development, making sure that everyone is improving no matter how experienced they are, and that is a very exciting environment to be part of.

There is some incredible talent in the squad and I’m really looking forward to heading over and getting started.

– Luke Charteris

Luke has been one of Wales’s stand out locks in recent years, and had a very good Rugby World Cup.

He’s a superb athlete at the set-piece and in the loose, has strong leadership qualities and a lot of experience that he can bring to the squad.

We’re delighted to have one of the best locks in the world join us, and he will help us keep improving and move quickly on to that next level.

– Mike Ford, Bath Rugby Head Coach

Bath Rugby's weekend match cancelled

Bath Rugby's Chamions cup game against RC Toulon has been cancelled following last night's events in Paris.

EPCR and the Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR) have decided to postpone all of this weekend’s European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup matches scheduled to be played in France. They will be rescheduled at later dates.

Bath brush up their French for the European Cup

Bath face last year's European Champions Cup winners Toulon on Sunday Credit: PA

European rugby returns this weekend with the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup.

Bath have a tough ask, facing three-time champions Toulon at Stade Felix Mayo on Sunday but it seems they won't have too many problems with language on the pitch.

We put George Ford and Dave Attwood to the test. See how they get on with a few key rugby terms in French:

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