This doesn't come as a surprise for many with high profile league signings such as Sam Burgess and Kyle Eastmond, and with Mike Ford (ex Rugby League player) at the helm it was only a matter of time.
Bruce Craig has made it very clear his ambition for the club to be the best in England and Europe, and in an exclusive interview with Bath Rugby Inside Out he gave his reasons behind the conversion.
'I need results and quickly, will we get these through union...I am sure, but with the likes of Sarries, Saints and Tigers it makes it really hard. Everyone knows league is an easy game and we are guaranteed results there....' explained Craig, as he enjoyed a steaming cup of earl grey in front of a log fire.
'...some fans will believe this is a crazy idea but I beg to differ, not only do we get to wear much cooler uniforms but we also save money on coats, it's much warmer during the summer and I hate the cold!'
Bruce Craig also hinted at the possibility of a name change
'It's not off the cards...something along the line of Craig's Cougars sounds nice!'
Craig finished with a inspiring message to all the loyal fans who may be worried by this announcement
'Get your shorts and suncream ready.... Summer is coming to The Rec'
More to follow.
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