Premiership - Taylor signs for Bath

PA Sport - Wed, 17 Mar 17:32:00 2010

Bath have announced the signing of Scotland international Simon Taylor on a three-year contract.

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Taylor, 30, will move to the Recreation Ground from Heineken Cup quarter-finalists Stade Francais.

The back-row forward has won 68 caps, making his Test debut against the USA in 2000, and he also toured with the 2001 and 2005 British and Irish Lions to Australia and New Zealand.

His 2001 Lions trip though, was ended by a knee injury, while he did not play at all four years later after a hamstring problem forced him to fly home early.

Taylor joined Stade Francais three years ago, but he now moves to Bath hot on the heels of them recruiting England flanker Lewis Moody from Leicester for next season.

"I am very excited to be heading to Bath," said Taylor. "Bath has a fantastic squad with a great style of play. I think that they have real vision for the future, and I want to be a part of that.

"It will also be the first time that I have played in the Guinness Premiership, which is something I am looking forward to.

"Having played in the Magners League and Top 14, the new challenge that another competition brings will be great."

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