James Lay joined Bristol Bears on a permanent deal ahead of the 2018/19 Gallagher Premiership campaign.
The tighthead prop – who has made four test appearances for Samoa including an outing versus England at Twickenham in November – arrives from the Bay of Plenty on an eighteen month deal.
Lay impressed during a loan spell in Bristol's promotion season, helping the team to the Championship title.
Follow James on twitter at @LamesJay.
|2019 Gallagher Premiership||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||164|
|2017-2018 The Championship||8||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||291|
|Total Bristol Rugby appearances||13||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||455|