Bath Rugby can confirm England international Joe Cokanasiga has committed his future to the club.
The 25-year-old has been in fine form this season, scoring four tries in nine Gallagher Premiership matches to date, and joins Tom Dunn, Will Stuart, Sam Underhill, Cameron Redpath and Ben Spencer in extending his time at The Rec.
“Joe has been excellent for us this season and we’re delighted he will be staying with us,” Head of Rugby Johann van Graan said.
“He has great physical attributes which he uses to great effect, and his offloading ability in contact has provided us with fantastic attacking opportunities.
“He is an exciting player for us and we have no doubt he will continue to be an integral member of our squad.”
Cokanasiga has flourished under van Graan and has had a notable influence in games due to his power and pace.
Since arriving in the West Country, the bulldozing wing has featured over 50 times for the Blue, Black and White whilst also making a significant impact on the international stage.
Debuting in 2018 against Japan, Cokanasiga has scored 12 tries in 14 Test matches, adding to his 21 in Bath colours.
“There are goals I still want to accomplish here,” he said.
“I really want to mark my time at the club by winning trophies; that’s a big ambition of mine.
“A lot of change has taken place over the past few years, but this season I’ve found consistency in my performances. I feel I’ve positively contributed to the club’s progression and I’m excited by what’s to come in the next chapter.”
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