Charles Piutau has extended his stay at Ashton Gate until 2022, Bristol Bears have revealed.
One of the league’s most exciting performers, the 28-year-old agrees a new two-year deal.
In just 11 Gallagher Premiership appearances in 2018/19, Piutau crossed for six tries to make him the club’s joint second highest try scorer in the league.
The All Black international beat 55 defenders – 10 more than the club’s next highest – as well as making 960 metres.
This season, Piutau tops the league’s metres made charts with 551 in just five games. He has beaten 24 defenders and made six clean breaks.
“Charles is an outstanding team man and a world class talent. He has the ability to create opportunities out of nothing for the team, so we’re delighted that he’s committed to the Bears and our vision,” said Director of Rugby Pat Lam.
“What has been most pleasing is how enthusiastic Charles is about the Bears, his team-mates and the city. He applied for, and was appointed to, the role of community leader in the player leadership group this season, which underlines how much he cares about the community.”