Perenise re-signs and Delmas to join Bath Rugby at the end of the season

17 January 2018

Bath Rugby is delighted to confirm that Anthony Perenise has signed a new contract with the Club, whilst Victor Delmas will join from Colomiers at the end of the season.

Perenise, re-joined the Club from Bristol, and is just three games away from a century of appearances for the Blue, Black and White. A supporter favourite, the Samoan international joins fellow props Max Lahiff, Nathan Catt, Lucas Noguera, Beno Obano and Henry Thomas already contracted for next season.

The tighthead prop said: “It been great to be back at Bath – it feels like I’ve never been away. I’ve really enjoyed my rugby this season and I know there is a great deal of potential in this group of players, which is really exciting moving forwards.”

Delmas will join Perenise in Bath colours next season after spending the majority of his career with French side Colomiers. The strong and mobile prop will link up with his new teammates for the 2018/19 campaign.

The 26-year-old added: “I’m really looking forward to joining Bath Rugby next season. It’s a great opportunity for me to play for one of the biggest clubs in England, but also continue my development as a player.”

Director of Rugby, Todd Blackadder added: “I’m really pleased to have re-signed Anthony for next season and seeing what Victor can bring to the squad. We’re building a really strong front row, which will be only enhanced by Anthony and Victor signing on for next season.

“That competition for places will only elevate the players to the next level. Beno (Obano), Dunny (Tom Dunn) and Henry (Thomas) have done exactly that, which has put them in the reckoning for England and that’s really exciting for the Club as a whole.” 

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