Bath Rugby's second row Dave Attwood will go on loan to Top14 side Toulon
Atwood recently returned to fitness following a long injury layoff and will join Toulon for the remainder of the season.
The 30-year-old former England lock will return to Bath ahead of the clubs pre-season camp for the 2018/19 season.
“I’m really thankful to the Club for understanding and agreeing to my request to take up this opportunity,” said Attwood. “It’s been an incredibly frustrating time for me being injured, and this gives me the chance to get back playing and refresh myself mentally."
“I remain absolutely committed to Bath and am hugely appreciative of all the support from the Club and our supporters. This will be really helpful to me as a player, and person, in the longer-term and that in turn will benefit the team here. I’m looking forward to experiencing a different environment, a challenging league and new style of play and I’ll be absorbing all that information to bring back to Bath next season to see what we can use to help us push forward.”
Todd Blackadder, Director of Rugby at Bath, added: “We all want to see Dave back playing at the Rec in the Blue, Black, and White and we will do so, but in the interim we have agreed to this short-term loan with his best interests in mind, and in turn those of the Club over the longer term."