Edward Griffiths appointed as Bath’s new chairman

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Edward Griffiths has been appointed as Bath’s new chairman following the decision of owner Bruce Craig to step down from the position.

Griffiths, who is Saracens’ former chief executive, recently completed a review into Bath’s dismal start to the season and he will start in his new position on January 1.

Bath are currently languishing at the bottom of the Premiership table – 10 points adrift of their closest rivals, Bristol – and have lost all nine of their matches this season.

Bath are 10 points adrift at the foot of the Premiership and have yet to win in 10 games this season.

“It’s time to step aside as chairman. I’ll continue to support the club emotionally and financially and do whatever I can for the club to be successful,” Craig said.

“Ed has played a leadership role with World Cup and Premiership-winning teams and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Bath.”

Bath last week named Johann van Graan as their new head coach, with Stuart Hooper remaining director of rugby.

England lock Jonny Hill swaps Exeter for Sale

Meanwhile, Sale Sharks have announced that British and Irish Lions and England lock Jonny Hill has signed a long-term contract to join the club ahead of the 2022/23 Premiership season.

The 27-year-old, who stands at 6ft7ins, has established himself as one of the most dynamic second-rows in the league having made 108 appearances for Exeter Chiefs, scoring an impressive 30 times.

Hill has nine England caps and was an ever-present during this year’s Autumn Nations Series, when he featured alongside future Sharks teammates Bevan Rodd, Tom Curry, Raffi Quirke and Manu Tuilagi.

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