Bath: Sam Vesty among seven to leave Premiership club

Sam Vesty

Bath have confirmed seven players will leave the Rec at the end of the season.

The Premiership club had already announced that Michael Claassens, Stephen Donald and Ben Skirving had agreed deals elsewhere.

Utility back Sam Vesty, back row forward Simon Taylor, full-back Jack Cuthburt and scrum-half Mark McMillan will also depart.

"We would like to thank all these players for their commitment and hard work," said head coach Gary Gold.

Fly-half Donald, a World Cup winner with New Zealand, will play for Mitsubishi Dynaboars in Japan next season, while scrum-half Claassens is expected to move to the Top 14 in France.

Number eight Skirving has signed for Championship outfit Bristol.

Vesty, Taylor and McMillan all arrived at Bath in 2010, while Cuthburt came through the club's academy system.

All four players have struggled to maintain a first-team place under Gold, and have made 28 Premiership appearances between them this season.