Bath have confirmed the signing of England 7s player Will Muir after the decision was taken to terminate the England 7s program due to complications arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 6’2, 98kg Muir scooped the 2019 England Sevens Player of the Year title at the Rugby Players’ Association Awards last year and his ample ability has Bath buzzing.
Bath Director of Rugby, Stuart Hooper, said:
“Will is an exciting prospect we have signed from the England Sevens programme.
“He has played 15s before, but most recently Sevens. We see him as a winger and someone who is hungry to learn and develop at our Club. He absolutely buys into our Club ethos of working hard to be the best we can be and a hard-working, diligent guy both on and off the pitch.
“He has joined our set-up and slotted in well and we look forward to seeing what he can do in the coming weeks.”
On his new development, Muir himself said:
“I am thrilled to have this opportunity with Bath. Stuart and I have been talking for a little while and it will be hugely exciting and challenging for me to return to 15-a-side, as well as re-joining my England 7s teammate Ruaridh McConnochie at Bath.
“At Bath, there is an incredible coaching team I know will be able to progress my development in an incredibly professional set-up, alongside some hugely talented and experienced players who will give me plenty to aim for.
“Bath is a rugby city through and through and I’m looking forward to pulling on the Blue, Black and White and making our supporters proud.”