BATH have loosehead prop Charlie Beech, currently on loan at Leeds Carnegie, will be joining the IPA Greene King Championship side on a permanent basis.
Beech, 27, joined Bath from London Wasps in 2011 and made 41 appearances for the club.
While starting opportunities have been limited at the Rec, the Stevenage-born forward has prospered in Yorkshire, with Leeds fourth in the league.
"I'll look back on my three years at Bath with very fond memories," said Beech. "It was a great place for me to develop, and now I look forward to getting stuck in with Leeds."
Hatley added: "It's been hard for Charlie to get valuable game time with Paul James and Nathan Catt being in such consistently good form.
"He's a very talented young prop who I believe will flourish at Leeds with more matches under his belt, and we wish him all the best."*
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