England star Olly Barkley has dropped a bombshell on Bath by quitting them to join fierce West Country rivals Gloucester.
Barkley will move to Kingsholm on a two-year contract during the summer, joining an all-star squad which currently includes the likes of Lesley Vainikolo, Iain Balshaw, Chris Paterson and Mike Tindall.
And it is a huge setback for Gloucester's Guinness Premiership title rivals Bath, whose England lock Steve Borthwick has already signed a four-year deal with Saracens next term.
Representing the British & Irish Lions is the pinnacle of any player's career, according to two-Tour veteran Phil Vickery, who says the experience is further enhanced by the mass support afforded to them in the southern hemisphere.
Ryan Grant displayed some impressive singing skills while on tour with the British & Irish Lions. The full release of Lions Raw will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray from October 28th. Pre-order on Amazon.
This clip featuring Simon Zebo will whet your appetite ahead of the much anticipated release of 'Lions Raw', the official Behind the Scenes documentary of the successful 2013 Tour. Full release on October 28th and available on DVD and Blu-Ray.
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