Ben Skirving has committed to two more years at Bath Rugby, and the Club are delighted to have secured the extension of his contract.
The 27 year old, multi-talented back-row has the rare achievement of having featured in every match-day squad this season, and was most recently awarded the Aviva Premiership Man of the Match in the hard fought victory over Exeter Chiefs.
A dynamic, powerful forward, Ben has made a total of 49 appearances in the blue, black and white, after joining from Saracens in 2009. Having impressed in the England Sevens team, a full international call-up followed in June 2007, where he faced future team-mate Butch James, in the match against South Africa.
Commenting on the news, Ben said “I am very happy to be re-signing with Bath for another two years. I have greatly enjoyed my time here so far, and feel I can contribute more to the team over the coming seasons as the Club moves forward. I am really excited about staying and being part of what I think will be a bright and successful future.”
Sir Ian McGeechan, Director of Rugby, commented “We are very happy Ben has agreed to stay with the Club. He has been a very effective player for us this season, and his hard work and dependability is a very good example to the rest of the squad.”
Steve Meehan, Head Coach, added “Ben has worked very hard on his defensive and attacking game, and he has made big gains in his ball carrying and overall involvement around the park. He is an accomplished line-out operator and his positional flexibility makes him a very useful player to have in the squad. He is a great asset to Bath Rugby.”