'No hesitation' in extending Bath stay says Semesa Rokoduguni - Ruck

‘No hesitation’ in extending Bath stay says Semesa Rokoduguni

  • Wing Semesa Rokoduguni is to extend his stay at Bath
  • The 28-year-old won his solitary England cap against New Zealand in 2014
  • Rokoduguni likely to be among the front-runners as a potential replacement for Saracens wing Chris Ashton
Bath have announced that England international Semesa Rokoduguni will be staying at the Recreation Ground for at least another two years.

The dynamic winger, who won his solitary England cap against New Zealand in 2014, mixes power and pace to devastating effect on the rugby pitch.

He recently missed out on a place in new head coach Eddie Jones’ elite player squad ahead of this season’s Six Nations Championship but could now be called up following Chris Ashton’s length ban.

Rokoduguni, who is a lance corporal and reconnaissance tank soldier in the Royal,Scots Dragoon Guards, added: “I had no hesitation in continuing my career at Bath.

“I feel that I have developed a lot as a player since I first joined, and that is down to the team and coaches at Bath.

“I am excited about where we can go as a team, and I am looking forward to playing a role in that.”

Since joining the West Country side in 2012, Rokoduguni has made 70 appearances in the Blue, Black and White, scoring 27 tries to date.

“Roko is an incredible talent, especially considering he’s still at a relatively early stage in his professional rugby career,” said Mike Ford, Bath’s head coach.

“He’s a complete professional on and off the pitch, and I know he’s just going to keep getting better and better. We’re delighted he’s stayed, and are excited to see the next stages in his progression as a player.”

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