Bristol sign Tongan star Soane Tonga’uiha
Newly-promoted Bristol have signed Tonga international prop Soane Tonga’uiha from French Top 14 side Oyonnax on a two-year contract. The 34-year-old, who has featured in two World Cups, played 121 top-flight matches in seven years at Northampton. Tonga’uiha, who has also played for Bedford and Racing Metro, moves back to England after two seasons with Oyonnax.
Director of Rugby Andy Robinson says Tonga’uiha can “provide excellent guidance” for the Premiership club. “Soane has a wealth of experience,” added Robinson. “He has proved himself to be a consistent performer at the highest level.”