Bath sign Leroy Houston and Juan Pablo Orlandi

Gold welcomes strong Bath squad

Bath have signed Australian number eight Leroy Houston from Colomiers and Argentina international tighthead prop Juan Pablo Orlandi from Racing Metro.

Houston, 26, moves to the Rec following a two-year spell in France, having previously won the Super 15 with Queensland Reds in 2011.

Orlandi, 29, arrives after a three-year stint with French club Racing.

"These are two very significant signings for Bath," head coach Gary Gold told the club website.external-link

"Leroy [Houston] is a guy I have admired for a long time and we are delighted to have secured him. He's very dangerous with ball in hand and loves to hit hard in defence.

"Juan Pablo [Orlandi] is also a very powerful man. I spoke personally to the Pumas coach Santiago Phelan and he backed up our opinions, telling me that this guy is the real deal."

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