Semesa Rokoduguni of Bath Rugby in possession. European Rugby Challenge Cup Semi Final, between Stade Francais and Bath Rugby on April 23, 2017 at the Stade Jean-Bouin in Paris, France. Photo by: Patrick Khachfe / Onside Images

Semesa Rokoduguni of Bath Rugby in possession. European Rugby Challenge Cup Semi Final, between Stade Francais and Bath Rugby on April 23, 2017 at the Stade Jean-Bouin in Paris, France. Photo by: Patrick Khachfe / Onside Images

IMD Group are delighted to announce their sponsorship of the very talented Bath Rugby winger and Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Lance Corporal Semesa Rokoduguni (Roko) for the 2017/18 season.

As a Reconnaissance tank soldier with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, Semesa signed a full-time contract with Bath Rugby in 2012. He has scored a number of outstanding and memorable tries for Bath since then, including 10 during the 2016-2017 season. He has also represented the Army, England Saxons and England, making his debut against the All Blacks in the 2014 Autumn Internationals. Having already scored 3 more Bath tries this season, leading to Todd Blackadder’s recent description of him as a “freak of nature”, he looks set to have a very exciting season!

With his experience of the Armed Services and as a professional sportsman working in high performing teams, Semesa was first choice for IMD Group’s sponsorship. He is ideally placed to use his experience to the benefit of IMD’s learning and development facility, Bristol Management Centre, through which many Armed Services delegates pass during resettlement to the civilian workforce, as well as their consulting services into Government and Industry.

Matt Powell, Bath Rugby Business Development Manager, Bath commented on the Partnership: “Bath Rugby are very thankful for the fantastic support it receives from local businesses, such as IMD Group, through shirt sponsorships of the squad. We are looking forward to a great season, and are really excited to have IMD Group on board.”