Gavin Henson has joined Championship leaders Bristol Rugby today after an agreeing an early release from their local rivals, Bath.
The former Wales international will be eligible to play during the 2014/2015 Championship season.
He will step into a Championship side which could well rejoin the Aviva Premiership at the end of this season if they maintain their run of form.
The 33-year-old has played in several top European backlines at Saracens, Toulon, Ospreys and Wales. He also featured in the 2005 British & Irish Lions Tour.
However he will also be remembered for several controversies which have seen spells at certain clubs come to an abrupt end. While playing in France he was suspended after a nightclub alteration. Bristol say his all-round ability and experience at the highest levels of the sport will be a good fit for the team.
Bath have made it through to their first final in 6 years after a hard fought win over Wasps at Adams Park. The visitors out scored their opposition three tries to two for a 24 - 18 win and a final against Northampton next month.
Bath fans are making their way to Adams Park for the Challenge Cup semi-final against Wasps. Bath are without a trophy in six years and are favourites for a place in the final having beaten Wasps twice already this season.
Bath Rugby have today issued a statement confirming that the two players involved in last week's fight at a bar in the city centre have been disciplined.
CCTV of the incident showed former Wales international Gavin Henson knocked out by a punch thrown by a teammate.
Bath Rugby Club is investigating reports that player Gavin Henson was punched and knocked out by a team-mate in a pub in the city.
It's been reported that the former international, who joined the club last month, was involved in an incident in the Pig and Fiddle pub in the city centre.
Dramatic footage has been released of the moment Bath Rugby's new signing Gavin Henson is punched to the floor by team-mate Carl Fearns.
The players were on a night out at the Pig and Fiddle pub in the city on Wednesday night.
Bath Rugby has confirmed it is investigating the incident, which apparently left the 31-year-old out cold on the floor of the Broad Street pub.
Bath are Henson's fifth club in two years. The controversial Welshman is looking to revive a career that promised much in his youth.
Bath Rugby have confirmed the signing of Gavin Henson for next season.
The Wales international, who's been capped 33 times, moves to the Recreation Ground from London Welsh.
Bath say he'll bring experience to their young backline.