Pisi signs for Bristol

Date published: March 31 2016

Sunwolves and Samoa international fly-half Tusi Pisi will play for Bristol next season after signing a two-year deal at the Championship side.

Pisi has played 28 times for Samoa, while also representing Toulon, the Hurricanes and the Crusaders during a distinguished club career.

"Tusi is Samoa's first choice fly-half and a respected leader. He’s developed a reputation as an intelligent, level-headed fly half with a strong kicking game," director of rugby Andy Robinson told bristolrugby.co.uk.

"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."

Brother of Ken and George Pisi, the fly-half first came to prominence as part of the New Zealand U21 set-up.

He added: "I’m delighted to be joining Bristol Rugby and look forward to playing club rugby in England for the first time during my career.

"I have spoken to the Samoan contingent at Bristol and have heard great things so I’m excited to get involved and help the team attain success.

"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."