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Charles Piutau has a new club after exiting Bristol Bears

It has been officially confirmed that Charles Piutau, who played for Bristol Bears, will be joining the Shizuoka BlueRevs, a Japanese Rugby League One team.

Piutau, who spent five years at Bristol, joined the team in 2018 from Ulster. He had three children born in Bristol, but the finances of English rugby dictated that he had to move on.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, he expressed his love for Bristol and would have liked to stay, but he and his family are excited for something different.

He said: ‘I’ve loved Bristol and would definitely have liked to have stayed on, but with where the competition is at and for us as a family we’re excited for something different.

‘It’s the cards we’ve been dealt. I’ll still be keeping an eye on the guys here and the competition and I hope it gets back with teams recovering – the likes of Wasps and Worcester.”

Piutau will keep an eye on his former teammates and the competition. He will move to Japan, and it is expected to be another highly lucrative move for one of the Premiership’s top players who reportedly earned almost a million pounds per season at Bristol Bears.

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5. Dan Biggar – £800,000

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Dan Biggar of Northampton Saints kicks the penalty to take the lead during the European Champions Cup, Quarter-final match between Exeter Chiefs and Northampton Saints at Sandy Park on 20 Sept 2020. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK.