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Elliott Stooke: Bathtub re-sign lock from Montpellier


Elliott Stooke makes a tackle for Montpellier
Elliott Stooke performed 17 instances for Montpellier after becoming a member of them in January

Lock Elliott Stooke has re-joined Bathtub till the top of the season from French High 14 aspect Montpellier.

The 30-year-old returns to The Rec simply over two years after he ended a five-year spell with the Premiership membership.

He has scored one strive in seven video games for Montpellier this season, having joined them in January after a short-term deal at Bristol got here to an finish.

Stooke left Bathtub in 2021 to affix Wasps and spent a season with the membership earlier than they went bust final 12 months.

“Elliott will provide another choice for us in our set-piece,” stated Bathtub head of rugby Johann van Graan.

“Our line-out, maul and scrum are parts we’re persistently engaged on so so as to add Elliott’s expertise to those will solely be a optimistic for us.”

Stooke, who started his profession at Gloucester, performed greater than 120 video games for Bathtub and has been concerned in England’s under-20 aspect and England Saxons.

“It is nice to be again at Bathtub. Taking part in at The Rec is at all times such a memorable expertise so to have the ability to come again to the membership is an honour,” Stooke stated.

“I am aware of among the faces right here, from each my days on the membership the primary time round but additionally from my time at Wasps. It will be good to work with Lee [Blackett] once more and to get to play with Alfie [Barbeary] too.

“It is humorous how issues work out and I am grateful to be given the chance to tug on the Blue, Black and White hoops as soon as once more.”

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