England centre Mike Tindall will leave Bath at the end of the season to join west country rivals Gloucester following a contract row with his current club.
The 26-year-old - who missed England's 11-9 defeat to Wales on Saturday and is expected to be out of the rest of the RBS 6 Nations with a stress fracture of the foot - was unhappy with how negotiations were going over a new deal at Bath.
An RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam and World Cup-winner with England in 2003, Tindall felt that the offer of a testimonial did not make up for the discrepancy between the wages he wanted and what Bath were prepared to pay him.
"A testimonial is not something to be used as a negotiating tool," Tindall told the Mail On Sunday.
"A testimonial is something to be awarded after 10 years of good, hard service.
"I'm pretty angry at the whole affair. I've got so used to calling this place my home. I have a great relationship with the players, the coaching staff and most of the people in the office too.
"I would like people to know that I am very sorry that my time at Bath is almost at an end but after the way the owner (Andrew Brownsword) has treated me I had little choice."
England flanker James Haskell insists he will be pushing as hard as possible to be back from a toe injury in time to make his case for a spot in Eddie Jones' side looking to defend their RBS 6 Nations title next year.