Cokanasiga commits future to Bath Rugby

24 March 2021

Bath Rugby is delighted to announce Joe Cokanasiga has committed his future to the club.

The 23-year-old has been at the Rec for three years since joining from London Irish and has agreed an extension until the end of the 2022/23 season. 

Cokanasiga has an impressive try record in Blue, Black and White, scoring 10 times in 28 appearances and has an equally mouth-watering tally at international level.

Earning his England debut in 2018, he has crossed the whitewash for seven tries in his nine caps to date and earned a place in Eddie Jones’ squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

A knee injury thereafter resulted in a lengthy period on the sidelines but with a lot of hard work, the wing returned to action last September and is grateful to everyone at Bath for how much he has grown on and off the field.

“I’ve definitely improved a lot, matured a lot; I feel like a different player,” Cokanasiga said. “That’s a credit to the staff and the players that I’ve been around.

“We’ve got a young group coming up, something is building nicely here and I want to be part of it. It’s exciting.

“I’m really happy. I think what we’re setting up here is exciting and I can’t wait to see what we can achieve.”

Director of Rugby Stuart Hooper said: "Joe is an exceptional young man, both on and off the field. 

“He’s constantly looking to find ways to improve his game and is a hugely popular member of our squad. His physicality and ability to offload through the tackle make him hard work to play against - and an exciting player to watch! 

“Joe is an integral part of our plans, and at 23, he's at the start of what we believe will be a hugely successful career both here at Bath and with England.

“I’m so pleased he’s chosen to stay with Bath for the next few years. He joins an exciting group of players who are committed to the Blue, Black and White over the coming seasons.”


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