Peter Stringer should benefit from regular playing time at Bath after deciding to call time on his Munster career in the summmer, where Conor Murray is first-choice scrum-half.
The 35-year-old has agreed to sign a permanent deal with the Aviva Premiership side after spending a successful loan spell at the Rec in the second half of the current campaign.
Stringer's contract will run until the end of the 2013-14 season, ending his 15-year professional career at Munster, where he had fallen down the pecking order.
Stringer fell out-of-favour under new Munster head coach Rob Penney, who took charge at the start of the 2012/13 season, resulting in the diminutive Irish star moving on loan to Bath in January 2013.
The 98-time Ireland international had penned a one-year contract with Munster last summer after loan spells in the previous campaign at Newcastle and Saracens.
But the former Ireland No9 found his opportunities severely limited and sought regular first-team action at Bath, earning a permanent deal for a string of impressive performances.
It's testament to his drive and hunger to be still playing regularly despite an exhausting 15-year professional career, showcasing his unwavering desire by moving abroad - he could have taken the easy option and hung up his boots, reflecting on a decorated career.
But he is still in great shape despite entering the twilight of his career, displaying his brilliant passing skills, showing a quick turn of pace and displaying a wily reading of the game which comes with years of experience.
"I didn't know what it was going to be like, moving away after being at Munster for 14 years," Stringer said. "So you do kind of question yourself but the main thing for me is the pull of wanting to play every week."
Stringer was part of Munster's Heineken Cup winning sides in 2006 and 2008, winning Triple Crowns with Ireland and making three appearances in their Grand Slam campaign in 2009.
He racked up 230 games for the Irish province, including 12 quarter-finals, eight semi-finals and four finals in the Heineken Cup. Bath are getting a player with incredible experience.
But cleary, it was a massive decision to turn his back on the club which he has served loyally throughout his career.
Stringer has been credited with changing the fortunes of Bath since arriving in January, with the Aviva Premiership side thriving as the popular Irishman took charge of his new side's rudder.
At heart, he is still a Munster fan despite the veteran's simmering frustrations after a difficult season, admitting he was rooting for his former side to beat Harlequins in their recent triumph at the Twickenham Stoop.
"You can never write the lads off, especially against a side waiting to be knocked off their perch," he added. "There's always that game Munster can rise to, when they can find something deep within themselves."
While Munster embark on a bright new era as they bid to reach another Heineken Cup final, Stringer will already be turning his thoughts to next season.