Bath Rugby have confirmed that they have agreed the release of Darren Allinson from his current contract with immediate effect.

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The scrum-half joined from London Irish in 2017 and has made 15 appearances for the club.

Todd Blackadder said: “This was a decision we made together and I can tell you it wasn’t an easy one. Darren wants game time and sadly with the ever increasing competitive nature of the Premiership and the depth we have currently in the scrum-half position here at the Club, we have been unable to give him this. He is a real team player and we’d like to wish him all the best for the future.”

Darren Allinson commented: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with Bath and I’d like to thank the coaches, teammates and supporters who have played a huge part during my two seasons with the Club. I’ve really enjoyed spending every day with such a great bunch of lads.

“I’m currently weighing up my options both on and off the field, but I’m really excited about what the future holds. One thing I do know is I really want to stay involved in the game I love.”

It was revealed yesterday by the club that Sam Underhill is an injury doubt for England’s Six Nations after the backrow has suffered a significant lower limb injury.

Bath confirmed that both he and fellow forward Matt Garvey both faces spells on the sideline.

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A statement released this yesterday reads: “Bath Rugby can confirm that Matt Garvey and Sam Underhill are going to be out of action following injuries sustained in the win against Leicester Tigers on Sunday.

“Garvey suffered a fracture to his ankle and is expected to need surgery, which will keep him out for around three months. Underhill sustained ligament damage to his ankle and further detail around his expected return will be provided after his specialist review.”

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