WINGER Semesa Rokoduguni has penned a long-term contract to remain with Bath Rugby ahead of the club’s European Champions Cup tie against Toulouse on Saturday.

Rokoduguni, who first joined Bath six years ago, has registered more than 50 tries in blue and black in his 126 appearances for the club.

The 31-year-old – who was born in Fiji – is also a serving soldier in the Royal Scots Dragon Guards and has previously served in Afghanistan for the British Army.

Penning a new deal at the Recreation Ground was Rokoduguni’s first thought when seeking a new contract, with the former England international admitting he couldn’t think of playing anywhere else.

Rokoduguni told the club’s official website: “Bath is where my rugby journey started, and I couldn’t think of playing anywhere else.

“It doesn’t seem like six years since I made my first appearance. We have a hugely talented squad and coaching setup, and I know that there are great things to come from this group.

“I am extremely grateful to the British Army for allowing me the opportunity to play for Bath Rugby and for continuing to support me.”

Meanwhile Director of Rugby Todd Blackadder added that Rokoduguni is one of the most talented players he has ever worked with.

Blackadder, a former international player with New Zealand, has coached four teams since starting his first role as assistant at Edinburgh Gunners in 2004.

He added: “Roko is one of the most gifted players I’ve ever worked with.

“He is one of a kind - he has the ability to create something out of nothing, so we’re understandably delighted that Roko’s committed his future to the Club.

“Our long-term plan is to develop a system around exceptional people and Roko is one of those.

“He has the attributes which will inevitably support the likes of Joe (Cokanasiga) with his development, which is a huge positive.”

Meanwhile Bath were dealt a blow in the week when receiving news that Taulupe Faletau broke his arm during the club’s 39-24 loss against Exeter at the weekend.

No time-frame has been issued by the club with regards to how long they anticipate the back row to be out for.

Bath take on Toulouse in the European Champions Cup this weekend.