Think the reason they sent him to Toulon was so he'd come back to Bath fit and ready "refreshed after a long battle back form injury". His contract is up summer 2019. Can't see him leaving Bath this summer imo, but he would be exactly the player we need
I'm sure it was on the Eggchasers Podcast that I heard the theory that Bath were in danger of breaching the salary cap, so off loaded Attwood (and his salary payments for the remainder of the season) via a loan agreement.
As sensational as the theory is, I'm sure it is something much more straight forward.
That seems a bit bizarre/hilarious - but I suppose stranger things have happened. And nothing would surprise me with Bath and the salary cap...
Re the "official" reason, that still just seems so odd. Let him have two weeks in Dubai and then go to a Champ club on loan surely?! Anyway, let's hope it's part of a wider "he's out of favour" and we could benefit...