England international Semesa Rokoduguni to make Bath exit after decade

Semesa Rokoduguni has made more than 190 appearances for Bath scoring 70 tries
Semesa Rokoduguni has made more than 190 appearances for Bath scoring 70 tries

Bath Rugby have confirmed that England international winger Semesa Rokoduguni will be leaving the Gallagher Premiership at the end of the ongoing season.

His departure will also mark an end to a 10-year association with the club having made his debut in 2012. Born in Fiji, the 34-year-old racked up over 190 appearances for Bath scoring 70 tries across all the competitions.

Consistent performance for Bath earned him a debut for England during the 2014 clash against New Zealand while he continued to serve as a Lance Corporal in the British Army. His standout performance for Bath came during the 2014/15 season where he scored 10 tries to help his club reach the final of the Premiership.

“I feel extremely proud and honoured to have represented Bath for the past 10 years,” he told in a statement released by the club

“I’m also grateful to the British Army for their support and the opportunity to fulfil my dream of playing professional rugby in the Premiership. I have experienced and learned so much throughout my career here, and I’ve been fortunate to work with so many amazing coaches, players and people.

“I have memories and experiences I will cherish for the rest of my life. Thank you to everyone for all the support I have received and to everyone who has played a part in my journey at Bath Rugby.”

Bath head coach Neal Hatley thanked Rokoduguni for his contribution to the club.

“Rocco is one of the most exciting players I have had the pleasure of working with at Bath Rugby.

“Since he joined us and over the last decade, we have seen him consistently turn matches on their head with moments of instinctive brilliance and you can hear the supporters' excitement when he gets the ball.

“Added to this he is one of the most humble and selfless people in our squad. Rocco will be sorely missed by everyone associated with our club. We wish him, Annie and Elijah all the very best for the future. Mo taqomaki vinaka tikoga, keitou na nanumi iko.”