SAMOAN international Alapati Leiua has committed his future to Bristol Bears.

The 30-year-old explosive utility back, who has scored five Premiership tries this season, has penned a two-year extension, tying him to the Bears until 2021.

“We’re delighted that Alapati has agreed to continue being a big part of the Bristol Bears journey going forward,” said head coach Pat Lam. “He’s been a key player for us and a positive influence on and off the field with his experience in the game.

“Alapati consistently shows that he is one of the most dynamic players in the competition and he will be a major asset for us going forward. He is enjoying his rugby and the team environment – we’re excited to see what he can accomplish in the next two years.”

Leiua said: “I’m loving my time at Bristol Bears, so it was an easy decision to commit my future. There is a clear vision in place at the club and everybody knows what is expected of them.

“It’s a really positive environment to be a part of and I’m enjoying my rugby under Pat [Lam] and the coaching team. The focus for us now is to keep pushing up the Gallagher Premiership table and working hard to achieve our goals.”

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