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.
Huw Richards profiles French forward Walter Spanghero, a man who even rugby's hard men thought was a tough nut
"To be part of the Commonwealth Games, I'd wear anything. I'd wear a clown suit." Tom Hamilton talks to Scotland's Sean Lamont
Scrum Sevens looks back at how rugby has fared in both the early Olympics and the past four Commonwealth Games
"Cheika's been phenomenal. He gives you an incredible level of mental strength." Tom Hamilton talks to Waratahs star Jacques Potgieter