Bristol Bears’ Siale Piutau signs one-year contract extension
Bristol Bears centre Siale Piutau has now signed a yearlong contract expansion using the Gallagher Premiership club.
The 34-year-old also has made 47 appearances and moved in 2017 to Bristol.
An Tonga captain is widely regarded as one of the best ever players of his country and voiced his joy in expanding his stay with the Bears.
“I am delighted to be staying at Bristol,” Piutau advised the official club site.
“It’s a city that me and my family have a close affinity to, and we’re really enjoying our time here and the surroundings that Pat and the trainers have established.
“I am hugely excited about the way and travel this bar is really about and delighted to continue to be part of this, alongside my brother”
Piutau retired from international rugby following the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, where Tonga ended fourth in Pool C.
And Bristol director of Pat Lam believes Piutau’s experience will be useful for the club’s younger players.
“Siale is an integral part of our team,” Lam said.
“It is not simply his private performances, it is the leadership role he performs and the emotion that he brings to everyone on and off the field.
“We have excellent young players that are learning and growing being a professional rugby player is out of players such as Siale, so to maintain him another season is massive.”