Bath, the English side drawn with Glasgow Warriors in next season's European Champions Cup, have snapped up former Scotland age-group prop Grant Shiells from Newcastle Falcons.

The 24-year-old was signed by the West Country club as part of their quest to return to the upper reaches of the Aviva Premiership.

"Bath have a great coaching team and are clearly building towards the future," said Shiells.

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"There are some very powerful players in the squad, and I'm looking forward to getting involved and developing myself as a player."

Neal Hatley, the Bath forwards coach, added: "Grant is a talented young guy who already has a good amount of Premiership experience.

"We see him fitting in well with the club and our plans. He's got a lot of potential in him, and we're looking forward to seeing him push on."