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Bristol capture Chief Fatialofa

Junior Fatialofa
Junior Fatialofa is one of five players leaving the Chiefs (Getty)

Bristol have signed Samoan centre Junior Fatialofa from National League One club Exeter Chiefs.

The 27-year-old has spent the last four seasons in Devon but will move to Bristol in the close season.

Bristol head coach Richard Hill said: "He has been a very fine player now for several seasons in League One.

"He is a very physical player who has that typical Islander approach to defence but is also capable of punching big holes through midfield."

Hill added: "We feel that he is more than capable of making the step up to Premiership level."

Hill has carved a reputation for making successful signings from English rugby's lower divisions with his Bristol recruits including the likes of Shaun Perry, Dan Ward-Smith plus Luke and Tom Arscott.


see also
Leicester 32-14 Bristol
19 Apr 08 |  English
Bristol secure Sidoli signature
10 Apr 08 |  Bristol
Five depart Exeter as Pugh signs
18 Apr 08 |  Rugby Union


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