Bath complete the signing of Bristol prop - Ruck

Bath complete the signing of Bristol prop

Samoa international prop Anthony Perenise has joined Bath from local rivals Bristol, the Premiership side announced on Monday.

The 34-year-old spent the last three seasons with Bristol and will now return to his former club.

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Whilst at Bristol, Perenise made 52 appearances since he made the move to the club in 2014, scoring one try.

The international said told Bath’s website: “I have fond memories from my first spell with Bath and I am really excited to be returning to the club and playing in front of some of the best supporters in rugby.

“I’ve stayed in touch with a few of the lads and there’s a great environment at the club, so I’m looking forward to getting back into the way of things and giving my all during the season ahead.”

Director of Rugby, Todd Blackadder, added: “Anthony comes with a great deal of experience, and given a couple of injuries we have, that is going to be crucial for us as the season gets underway. He has shown throughout his career his quality in the set-piece, as well as his formidable presence and ball carrying ability around the park.

“I’ve no doubt that he will prove to be a huge asset over the coming season and I’m really looking forward to seeing him back in the front row in the Bath colours.”

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