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Bath sign Welsh star Rhys Webb

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Bath have signed Wales international scrum-half Rhys Webb for the rest of this season.

The Gallagher Premiership club said that the 31-year-old will be joining them with immediate effect.

Webb, who will rejoin the Ospreys next term, could feature in next Sunday's west country derby against Bristol.

French club Toulon had agreed to release Webb from the final year of his contract with them so he could link up again with the Ospreys.

Toulon then announced his immediate departure last month, but Webb's only appearance of late was as a replacement during Wales' opening Guinness Six Nations game against Italy on February 1.

Although he falls short of the minimum 60-cap requirement for players plying their trade outside of Wales to be available for Test rugby, Welsh rugby's Professional Rugby Board granted him a six-month dispensation, which made him available for this season's Six Nations.

Webb has won 32 caps and toured with the 2017 British and Irish Lions to New Zealand.