Cardiff sign lock McNally from Bath

Josh McNally
Lock Josh McNally made 84 appearances in five seasons at Bath [Getty Images]

Cardiff have boosted their pack by signing once-capped England lock Josh McNally from Bath.

The 33-year-old, a sergeant in the Royal Air Force, arrives after five years with the English Premiership club.

McNally started his career at Henley Hawks in 2012 before spells at London Welsh and London Irish.

"Having spent part of my career at London Welsh, and all my wife's family originating in Wales, I have always been in awe of the passion for rugby in Wales, and I can't wait to immerse myself in the capital," he said.

"I would like to thank the Royal Air Force for allowing me the opportunity to come here. They have been fully supportive my entire career, and I wouldn't be here without them."

Cardiff have not specified the duration of McNally's contract.

He is an RAF technician who made it to the England squad in 2021, making his sole appearance against the United States that year.

Cardiff head coach Matt Sherratt said: "With so many senior figures moving on or retiring in recent years, it was really important to bring in players with experience and leadership ability from top environments, and I believe we have managed to do that.

"Josh has been a key figure on and off the pitch during the past five seasons at Bath and his former coaches and team-mates cannot speak highly enough of him."