Bath Rugby have confirmed the signing of London Irish wing 'Fiji Joe'
Cokanasiga has signed a three-year deal with Bath, contradicting early reports that the 20-year-old would go on loan for one season while Irish mounted a return to the Premiership after relegation this season.
The Fijian-born powerful winger was named in the 31-man England squad to train ahead of England's Quilter Cup match against the Barbarians at Twickenham.
“I’m genuinely excited to be joining Bath,” Cokanasiga said. “It's tough to leave Irish having loved my time there, and I'd like to thank everyone involved with the club for the opportunities they have given me.
"However, I feel the environment at Bath is exactly what I need to grow and develop as a player both on and off the field and ultimately achieve my international ambitions. There is huge potential to achieve success, and I’m really looking forward to spending my long-term future with the Club.”
Director of Rugby, Todd Blackadder, added: “We’re delighted to bring in Joe for next season. He’s an exciting prospect and at just 20 years-old, has his entire career in front of him. We know he will bring a lot to the environment moving forwards and we are all looking forward to helping him achieve his full potential.
“Joe brings power, pace and a huge physical presence to the wing position, which will be invaluable to us for many seasons".