1 Apr 2016

Sport: Samoa's Tusi Pisi signs for Bristol

12:37 pm on 1 April 2016

Samoa international Tusi Pisi has signed with English Premiership Championship rugby club Bristol ahead of the 2016/17 season, on a two year deal.

The veteran first five is currently plying his trade in Japan with Suntory Sungoliath and Super Rugby newcomers the Sunwolves.

He's chalked up 31 test caps for Manu Samoa and the Pacific Islands and also represented Toulon, the Hurricanes and Crusaders during a varied career.

Bristol Director of Rugby, Andy Robinson, told the club's website that Pisi is "a respected leader" who has "developed a reputation as an intelligent, level-headed fly half with a strong kicking game."

"Tusi's experience will be beneficial for our younger players and he remains as hungry and motivated as ever. We look forward to welcoming him to Bristol Rugby."

The 33 year old Pisi will join fellow Samoa internationals Jack Lam and David Lemi in Bristol and says he's looking forward to playing club rugby in England for the first time.

Tusi Pisi during the Sunwolves debut Super Rugby match against the Lions in Tokyo.

Tusi Pisi is trading Japan for England Photo: PHOTOSPORT