The following is a press release from Bath Rugby of the Aviva Premiership concerning their latest talent acquisition.
Versatile Dan Bowden joins Bath Rugby
Bath Rugby can confirm that Dan Bowden will be joining the Club in January 2016.
The 29-year-old from New Zealand, who can play at both fly-half and centre, joins from Auckland-based Super Rugby franchise the Blues.
A former New Zealand U19 and U21 player, Bowden has previous Aviva Premiership experience, having represented London Irish and Leicester Tigers before returning to New Zealand in 2014.
“I know what a tough, entertaining competition the Aviva Premiership is, so I can’t wait to get back to England and get started with Bath,” said Bowden. “There will be some familiar faces there as well, which is always good – guys like George Ford, who I played with at Tigers, and Toby Booth and Neal Hatley, who I worked with at Irish.”
Head Coach Mike Ford commented: “Dan’s versatility, goal kicking and experiences both in Super Rugby and the Aviva Premiership make him a very good fit for us. I’ve seen him play many times before and know his personality, so I’m confident he’ll be a big hit at the Club.”
Photo Credit: AUCKLAND, NZ; APRIL 10: Dan Bowden of the Blues charges over to score a try during the round nine Super Rugby match between the Blues and the Brumbies at Eden Park on April 10, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by Hannah Peters, Getty Images Sport.