Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Chris Biller Signs With Bath


World Cup vet and Eagles hooker Chris Biller has signed a short-term injury replacement contract with Bath Rugby in the English Premiership. The contract is expected to last three months. Rugbymag.com was the first to break the news and has some good quotes from Chris (Membership required). This is only good news for the Eagles and Eagles fans as they will get another player with some overseas experience, and at a crucial position.

Bath are currently in the middle of the Aviva Premiership table, second to Leinster in Pool 3 of the Heineken Cup, and on top of Pool A in the Anglo-Welsh Cup. As a result of the number of fixtures Biller should be able to see time with the first team as well as fixtures with the Bath Reserves.

This move is similar to the move John van der Giessen made last season when he was brought in as an injury replacement for Bath. Former Eagle captain Dan Lyle made his name while playing for Bath and was instrumental in helping van der Giessen land his role. No word yet if that is the same case for Biller.

Biller has been capped by the Eagles and the Select XV, appeared in the World Cup, played collegiately at Cal, and had been playing his club rugby with San Francisco Golden Gate. Congratulations to Chris!

2 comments:

  1. Good on you Chris! You'll be made welcome here in Bath - ask Dan the Man what it means to wear the Blue,Black and White, and come and tear it up for a while with us! Bod, Bath

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  2. Oh, I forgot to add, don't forget to pack a warm coat, some wooly long-johns and some fluffy socks! Brass monkey weather is on it's way!
    Bod - BATH FOOTBALL (1865) RFC

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