Bath have completed the loan signing of prop forward Alan Cotter, who joins the Recreation Ground outfit on a month-long contract from Munster.
The 26-year-old front-rower arrives due to the absence of David Wilson and Paul James, who are on respective duty with England and Wales.
Meanwhile on the injury front, international hooker Rob Webber has revealed he will be back playing in February 2013 following shoulder surgery.
"I'm hoping to be back playing in February time," the 26-year-old told BBC Radio Bristol.
"Hopefully I'll be involved with the boys on the training field from mid-January.
"At the moment it's a fairly lonely existence in the rehab room but it's progressing well after having the second operation.
"It's been a slow process. I just can't wait to get out there on the Rec and start chipping in."