Bath Rugby can confirm that tighthead prop Juan Pablo Orlandi has joined Newcastle Falcons with immediate effect.
An Argentina international with 15 caps to his name, Orlandi has made 20 appearances for the Club since joining last year.
"I’ve really enjoyed my time at Bath, and I’ve made good friends here and will take away some great memories," said the 31-year-old from Mendoza. "I’m taking the opportunity to join Falcons now because I need more game time, especially with the World Cup fast approaching."
Bath Rugby Head Coach Mike Ford said: "Juan Pablo is a much-liked character who will be missed, but we fully understand and support his reason for joining Newcastle. He’s an accomplished tighthead and I’m sure he’ll do well at Kingston Park."