Bristol sign Samoan fly-half Tusi Pisi from Sunwolves
By Josh Tolhurst
Last Updated: 31/03/16 2:35pm
Samoa fly-half Tusi Pisi has agreed to join Bristol Rugby ahead of the 2016/2017 season.
Pisi, 33, will arrive at Bristol from Japan's first Super Rugby franchise the Sunwolves and has an impressive CV playing for Toulon, the Hurricanes and the Crusaders as well as winning 28 caps for Samoa.
Pisi is a regular international and his experience off the pitch will be just as important as it will be on the pitch for the Championship side as they fight for promotion to the Aviva Premiership.
"Tusi is Samoa's first choice fly-half and a respected leader," Bristol coach Andy Robinson said. "He's developed a reputation as an intelligent, level-headed fly half with a strong kicking game."
He added: "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."
Pisi says he is hungry for the challenge of playing for Bristol and is excited to play in England for the first time in his career.
He said: "I'm delighted to be joining Bristol Rugby and look forward to playing club rugby in England. I've enjoyed my time in Japan and the experience has helped me develop as a player. I still have much I want to achieve and I hope I can do that with Bristol."
Bristol are currently top of the table by 13 points with only three games of the regular season left, their next game is away to London Scottish on Saturday.
Watch Tusi Pisi in action when the Sunwolves visit the Southern Kings on Saturday, live on Sky Sports 2 (red button) at 4.05pm