Scotland-qualified Bath winger Ruaridh McConnochie has signed a new contract to keep him at the club for a further year.

McConnochie has been at Bath since 2018 and played 61 times for them having previously played for England Sevens.

He then picked up two caps for England in the XV-a-side game, making his debut against Italy before scoring his first points against USA in the 2019 World Cup.

He wasn’t selected for England again and then became available to Scotland through his Scottish parents, due to a change in World Rugby's eligibility laws. 

He was named in the 2023 Six Nations squad by Gregor Townsend but wasn't capped and now he’s extended his stay at Bath despite playing just four times for Johann van Graan's side this season, with the last of those coming in March when he scored a try in a defeat to Harlequins.

He’s hopeful he can continue to perform for Bath over the next year and help the club get its hands on silverware.

The 32-year-old said: “I owe a lot to this special club as it was the only one which gave me a shot coming from sevens in 2018.

“I still feel I can contribute here on and off the field as this group grows and be part of a squad that wins silverware for this city. Thanks to Johann for giving me this opportunity.”

And head coach van Graan said: “Ruaridh is a true professional, a club man, and always does his best for the team. He is also an exceptional rugby player, specifically in the air, an extremely good communicator and a very good finisher.

"I am very glad that he is staying at Bath Rugby.”