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.
England lock George Kruis admits he could scarcely believe he was lining up against British and Irish Lions legend Paul O'Connell last weekend, having seen the Irish behemoth lead the 2009 tour party in South Africa as a fan.
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.
British & Irish Lions Replica Anthem Jacket (Adults)