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Social Media Reacts to Freddie Burns Leaving Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby Fly-Half Freddie Burns announced he will be leaving the club for Japan’s Shokki Shuttles on Friday morning.

In a statement released on his Instagram page, Burns said: “I feel immense pride to have played with, for and against the best players, clubs and supporters around. Itโ€™s been one hell of a journey. English rugby, for now, itโ€™s been a pleasure. Next stop Shokki Shuttles.”

It’s been a frustrating campaign for the former-Gloucester player, seeing Rhys Priestland occupy the Number 10 jersey – he’s watched most of the season from the sidelines.

With no talks of a new contract and his existing deal set to expire on June 30th, Burns will now move to Japan seeking game-time.

Burns joined Gloucester Rugby’s academy in 2008 and spent six successful years at the club before moving onto Leicester Tigers after the 2013/14 season.

Fans have wished him luck on Twitter after the announcement. Burns will hope that this move can spark a revival to his England career, having not appeared for the Red and Whites since 2014:

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