Jonathan Joseph: England international signs new contract with Bath

Bath centre Jonathan Joseph will remain with Premiership club Bath, despite rumours linking the England international to Northampton. David Rogers/Getty Images

England international Jonathan Joseph has extended his contract with Bath Rugby, committing his future to the Premiership club.

The 27 year-old centre, who is a member of Eddie Jones' England squad for the Six Nations, is nearing a century of appearances for Bath, having joined in 2013.

Expressing excitement about his future, Joseph said: "One of my main reasons for staying with Bath is that I believe in everything we want to achieve together as a squad and how we plan to get there.

"I'm looking forward to the rest of the season and challenging for a place in the top four."

Todd Blackadder, Bath's director of rugby, added: "JJ has shown on numerous occasions for Bath and for England what a world-class player he is. His knowledge of the game and attention to detail is second to none and we're delighted to have secured his services for next season and beyond."