Bath sign Joe Cokanasiga from London Irish on three-year deal
Last Updated: 10/05/18 3:02pm
Bath have signed winger Joe Cokanasiga from relegated London Irish on a three-year contract.
The 20-year-old is a product of the Exiles' academy system and helped them clinch promotion from the Championship last season.
Cokanasiga scored four tries in 16 games in his debut Aviva Premiership campaign and was named in England's training squad ahead of their game with the Barbarians on May 29 and tour of South Africa.
"I'm genuinely excited to be joining Bath," said Cokanasiga. "It's tough to leave Irish having loved my time there, and I'd like to thank everyone involved with the club for the opportunities they have given me.
"However, I feel the environment at Bath is exactly what I need to grow and develop as a player both on and off the field and ultimately achieve my international ambitions.
"There is huge potential to achieve success, and I'm really looking forward spending my long-term future with the club."
Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder added: "We're delighted to bring in Joe for next season. He's an exciting prospect and at just 20 years-old, has his entire career in front of him.
"We know he will bring a lot to the environment moving forwards and we are all looking forward to helping him achieve his full potential.
"Joe brings power, pace and a huge physical presence to the wing position, which will be invaluable to us for many seasons".
Meanwhile, London Irish have signed Northampton duo Stephen Myler and Tom Stephenson as they prepare for life back in the Championship.