England wing Joe Cokanasiga signs Bath extension

England wing Joe Cokanasiga has committed his future to Bath by signing a contract extension which runs until the end of the 2022-23 season.

As revealed by The Rugby Paper on March 14, Bath had faced pressure to sign Cokanasiga amid interest from London Irish.

With his previous contract due to expire in the summer, Cokanasiga’s new deal ties him to Bath for the next two seasons.

The 23-year-old moved to the Rec from Premiership rivals London Irish in 2018 and has scored 10 tries in 28 appearances for the club.

He made his England debut in November 2018 and was part of Eddie Jones’ squad for the 2019 World Cup, where he won the most recent of his nine Test caps, scoring twice in the pool stage win over the United States.

Bath director of rugby Stuart Hooper said: “Joe is an integral part of our plans and, at 23, he’s at the start of what we believe will be a hugely successful career both here at Bath and with England.

“His physicality and ability to offload through the tackle make him hard work to play against – and an exciting player to watch.”

Fiji-born Cokanasiga, who has seven international tries, returned to action in September following a long-term knee injury.

“We’ve got a young group coming up, something is building nicely here and I want to be part of it,” he said.

“I’m really happy. I think what we’re setting up here is exciting and I can’t wait to see what we can achieve.”

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