Saint Kydd returns to Bath

Bath Rugby have signed versatile back Robbie Kydd on a one-year contract from the Northampton Saints. Kydd, who can play at fly-half, fullback and in the centre, returns to Bath Rugby having played at the Rec in the 2003/04 season.

During his previous stint he played eight times and scored two tries.

The former New Zealand under 21 international has also played for Scotland in the Churchill Cup.


The 26-year-old became a regular in the Saints side during their last Guinness Premiership campaign two seasons ago and scored a memorable try against Biarritz in the Heineken Cup that helped take Northampton into the Heineken Cup semi-finals.

With Butch James not back until the end of the Tri-nations and Ryan Davis out for longer than expected due to suffering complications after an operation on his knee, Kydd’s ability with ball and boot will help provide cover at fly-half and also in the kicking department.

Bath Rugby Head Coach Steve Meehan (pictured) said: “I’m looking forward to Robbie’s arrival. He is the sort of player whose attacking attitude and skills base suits what we are trying to achieve at Bath.

“He provides us with cover at 10 and in other backline positions but I know he will set out to make a starting position his own.”

Robbie Kydd said: “I had a good time at Bath last time I was here and I am looking forward to the challenge ahead. It is a fantastic club that is playing good rugby and is a place I want to be at.”

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