Bath Rugby and former London Irish scrum-half Darren Allinson have parted ways, with the Premiership side releasing the 31-year-old from his current contract.
With former Exeter man Will Chudley, Samoan international Kahn Fotuali'i, Bath stalwart Chris Cook and promising 22-year-old Max Green ahead of him, Allinson was yet to feature in Bath's first team so far this season.
Speaking on the news of Bath releasing Allinson from his contract, Todd Blackadder said: “This was a decision we made together and I can tell you it wasn’t an easy one. Darren wants game time and sadly with the ever increasing competitive nature of the Premiership and the depth we have currently in the scrum-half position here at the Club, we have been unable to give him this. He is a real team player and we’d like to wish him all the best for the future.”
Darren Allinson commented: " I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with Bath and I’d like to thank the coaches, teammates and supporters who have played a huge part during my two seasons with the Club. I’ve really enjoyed spending every day with such a great bunch of lads.
“I’m currently weighing up my options both on and off the field, but I’m really excited about what the future holds. One thing I do know is I really want to stay involved in the game I love.”