Alapati Leiua commits to Bristol Bears after signing new two-year deal

Alapati Leiua also played for Wasps in the past
Alapati Leiua also played for Wasps in the past
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Bristol Bears have announced that utility back Alapati Leiua has signed a new two-year deal with Gallagher Premiership club.

The Samoa international made his professional rugby debut with provincial side Wellington in 2009 with his Super Rugby debut coming with Hurricanes a year later.

The 30-year-old's association in the Premiership came with Wasps in 2014 and switched to Bristol three years later. He has been an integral part of Pat Lam's side this season in which he scored five tries during the ongoing Gallagher Premiership.

“I’m loving my time at Bristol Bears, so it was an easy decision to commit my future," he told the official website of Bristol Bears.

"There is a clear vision in place at the club and everybody knows what is expected of them.

“It’s a really positive environment to be a part of and I’m enjoying my rugby under Pat [Lam] and the coaching team.

"The focus for us now is to keep pushing up the Gallagher Premiership table and working hard to achieve our goals.”

Meanwhile, Bristol Bears head coach Pat Lam expressed delight with the news of Leiua extending his stay with the Ashton Gate outfit.

"I’m loving my time at Bristol Bears, so it was an easy decision to commit my future. There is a clear vision in place at the club and everybody knows what is expected of them.

“It’s a really positive environment to be a part of and I’m enjoying my rugby under Pat [Lam] and the coaching team. The focus for us now is to keep pushing up the Gallagher Premiership table and working hard to achieve our goals"

Leiua has played 24 Tests for Samoa since his debut in 2013 and was recently part of the November series last year.

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