Josh McNally, a Corporal has agreed to join Bath Rugby Club to pursue his dream of playing premiership rugby. The 2018 RAF Sportsman of the Year has played professional rugby for London Irish since 2017 and will complete the move at the end of this season.
In last season’s competition, Cpl McNally and London Irish suffered relegation from the Premiership and currently sit top of the Championship table with 10 wins from 11 games.
Despite the relegation, Cpl McNally has been in good form over the past 12 months, resulting in a call up to the England training squad.
Cpl McNally had to take time away from the game in 2017 after doctors found a hole in his heart, which was repaired with minor surgery.
On his return, he became a key player for London Irish and captained the team on several occasions.
With the move to Bath, Cpl McNally will link up with Army star Semesa Rokoduguni who has played for the professional side since 2012.
Speaking about the move, McNally expressed his joy at joining his “dream club”.
He said: “For me, I think I just wanted to push myself now and really contend in the top half of the Premiership. I think Bath is the perfect place for that.
“There’s so much more to Rugby now than just going to training. I’ve got to make a decision for my career and my family. That’s something that Bath can offer.”
Cpl McNally will link up with hi new team mates for pre-season in August.