England flanker Lewis Moody has agreed to leave Leicester for Bath at the end of the season after 14 years at Welford Road.
Moody – who has a World Cup winner’s medal from 2003 – has been England’s first choice No.7 during this year’s RBS 6 Nations championship.
And the 31-year-old – insists a fresh challenge for 2010 was the reason behind his decision to leave the Midlands-based club.
“I am really looking forward to an exciting new start at this stage of my career,” said Moody – who has signed a three-year-deal.
“I have always known that if I was ever going to leave Leicester, the only club I would consider in the UK would be Bath.”
Moody has picked up 59 England caps in his career after making his debut against Canada in 2001.