Phil Cokanasiga to join Ospreys at the end of the season

The Ospreys are thrilled to announce that highly-talented centre/outside back, Phil Cokanasiga, will be joining the team from the Leicester Tigers at the end of the season. This latest acquisition is set to bolster the Ospreys' ranks, introducing a new powerhouse to the squad that prides itself on blending emerging talent with experienced prowess. 

An ex-England u20 International, Cokanasiga has featured in nine games for the Tigers this season, picking up three tries in the process. A particular recent highlight being his Player of the Match performance in the semi-final of the Premiership Cup against Ealing Trailfinders, in which he picked up two tries and demonstrated his destructive carrying ability on multiple occasions.

A fast and physical back, Cokanasiga possesses an invaluable ability to break tackles and get over the gain line.

Speaking on the move, Cokanasiga said: “Signing for the Ospreys is an exciting next step in my career. I’ve been keeping tabs on them this season and it’s great to see the performances they’ve been putting in, despite having a young squad.

“After speaking with Toby, one thing that was made clear to me was the team's ambition and how I would fit in to that. I’m looking forward to getting started and making the most of this opportunity, with a team that has the history of the Ospreys.”

Ospreys Head Coach, Toby Booth, commented: “Phil is a talented player with lots of potential who we believe will be an excellent addition to our squad next season. Adding some exciting talent and physicality in our midfield whilst adding to our strength in depth is vital in our progress.

“We have been developing our attacking game and that requires certain attributes and skills. Phil will certainly improve our chances in continuing to grow in this area.”

The future certainly looks bright for the Ospreys with Cokanasiga onboard, and supporters will no doubt be looking forward to witnessing his impact on the BKT URC and beyond.


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