England international Nathan Hughes will join Bristol Bears ahead of the 2019/20 campaign, the club has today confirmed.
The 27-year-old has made 118 appearances for Wasps and will join the Bears on a three-year deal to link up with head coach Pat Lam in the West Country.
“It’s tremendous to secure Nathan’s signing and to see how excited he is about coming to Bristol and helping us realise our vision,” said Lam.
“He’s a quality rugby player who brings physicality, power and brute strength to our game.
“At 27 years old, we’re excited about how much better he can become as we continue to grow as a team.
“We are striving to be a Champions Cup team and a player of Nathan’s quality can help us along our journey, on and off the field.”
A product of the Auckland academy, Hughes has earned eighteen international caps for England since a debut in 2016.