Bath sign Hurricanes prop
April 26, 2011
Ian McGeechan is expecting Anthony Perenise to make a big impact in the Aviva Premiership © Getty Images
Bath have confirmed the signing of Hurricanes tight-head prop Anthony Perenise on a three-year contract.
The Samoan international will arrive at the Recreation Ground after this year's World Cup and director of rugby Sir Ian McGeechan believes that Perenise will prove a valuable addition to his squad.
"Anthony is an experienced prop, who is not only a very powerful and technically accurate scrummager, but he is also incredibly mobile around the pitch, which will make him a very big threat for opposing teams," he said.
"He is a good character, who will fit in well within the rest of the squad, and we look forward to welcoming him here at Bath."
Meanwhile, Perenise, who has been capped seven times by his country, is looking forward to the challenge of trying to prove himself in the Aviva Premiership.
"I am very excited to be joining such a prestigious club as Bath," he said. "It has always been an ambition of mine to play northern hemisphere rugby, and Bath are a club really going places, and I want to be part of that."
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
"These little deft touches, the nuances O'Driscoll has perfected are what Ireland will miss most." Tom Hamilton on Brian O'Driscoll's final Test in Dublin
Last year's thrashing at the hands of Wales was not the first time England have fallen to their rivals. Scrum Sevens looks at whether they have bounced back the following year
With just two rounds left in the 2014 championship, the intensity cranks up a notch at Twickenham. Tom Hamilton previews the weekend's action
"I had a perfect record against England as did a few other Welshmen. England always seemed to bring the best out of us." John Taylor on the age-old rivalry