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The 35-year-old former Tonga captain joined Bristol in 2017, skippering them to victory over Toulon in final 12 months’s European Problem Cup last; Bristol have already booked a house tie within the Premiership play-offs later this month

Final Up to date: 07/06/21 6:13pm

Siale Piutau captained Bristol to victory in final 12 months’s European Problem Cup last

Siale Piutau will depart Bristol on the finish of this season, the Gallagher Premiership membership have introduced.

The 35-year-old former Tonga captain joined Bristol in 2017, skippering them to victory over Toulon in final 12 months’s European Problem Cup last.

And the centre has continued to be a key performer this season throughout Bristol’s push for a primary Premiership title.

The membership have already booked a house tie within the play-offs later this month, and are prone to host Harlequins.

Bristol rugby director Pat Lam instructed the membership’s official web site: “Siale’s affect on the membership and our development has been immeasurable.

“He has been an superior senior chief within the group, driving our sport tradition and requirements, in addition to being an inspirational mentor, pal, and father determine to our gamers.”

Piutau skippered Bristol Bears on 25 events together with the 2020 European Problem Cup win and captained his nation on the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

“Representing the Bears and taking part in alongside my brother and a incredible group of gamers has been an actual privilege,” Piutau stated.

“I’ve been blessed to see the membership flourish from once I joined at a really difficult time, to now underneath Pat’s management. I am additionally grateful to the followers and the town of Bristol, who’ve made me and my household really feel so welcome.

“The imaginative and prescient and tradition on the Bears is second to none, probably the greatest environments I’ve been part of anyplace on this planet. There may be alignment throughout the membership and a real perception in what we are able to obtain. It might be an unbelievable feeling to finish this season with silverware after 5 nice years right here.”



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