John Afoa agrees new Bristol Bears contract

John Afoa agrees new Bristol Bears contract

Bristol Bears have today confirmed that John Afoa has committed to the club for a further season, extending his time at Ashton Gate until 2021.

The 35-year-old was named in the Premiership team of the season after a remarkable maiden campaign for the Bears.

A World Cup winner with the All Blacks in 2011, Afoa has enjoyed a distinguished club career so far, representing the Blues, Ulster and Gloucester before his switch to Bristol in 2018.

“It was a fantastic first season for Bristol and an easy decision to extend for another year. I’ve been in a lot of different team environments, but the culture and togetherness that Pat Lam has instilled here is right up there with the best," said Afoa.

"...I’m enjoying my rugby and contributing to the club vision. There’s lots of excitement about what the team can achieve and the quality of players that we have in the squad. We’re focused on kicking on now in the coming season and reaching those goals."

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