Scotland cap Josh Bayliss has agreed a new deal to stay with Bath until 2027.

The back rower has played his whole professional career with the club after making his debut in 2016 and will now make it 11 years with them after signing his new contract.

The 26-year-old has picked up five caps for Scotland since making his debut in 2021 and was part of the Six Nations squad this year, but didn’t make an appearance and was ruled out for part of the tournament with concussion.

Bayliss has now signed a three-year extension to his Bath contract and will continue to play alongside fellow Scots Finn Russell and Cameron Redpath at The Rec as they compete at the top of the English Premiership.

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He’s now made 110 appearances for his boyhood club and admits he’s delighted to get a new deal signed.

He said: “I owe so much to Bath. The city, the club and most importantly the people.  

“I’m very fortunate to be able to pull on the jersey that represents this. I’m privileged and happy to have the chance to do that for another few years.” 

Bath head coach Johann van Graan added: “Speed is one of Josh’s main attributes. The fact that he can play across the back row, he’s a line-out caller and he can also play across the back line if needed makes Josh a true asset to our club. Josh is a key member of our journey on and off the pitch.”