Barkley joins Gloucester

England star Olly Barkley has dropped a bombshell on Bath by quitting them to join fierce West Country rivals Gloucester. [more]

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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.

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