Bristol Rugby


SIALE PIUTAU and Alapati Leiua return from injury as Bristol return to Gallagher Premiership action on Friday night against Wasps at Ashton Gate (7.45pm). Luke Daniels and John Hawkins will also make their first Premierships starts since the opening day. Bristol head coach Pat Lam said: “At this stage of the season, every game counts …

BRISTOL Bears have signed Ospreys hooker Sam Parry on a short-term loan deal, with Jordan Lay going in the opposition direction. With Shaun Malton and Will Capon out with injuries, Bristol head coach Pat Lam (pictured) was keen to strengthen his hooking options. In exchange for 27-year-old Parry, who has been in Wales training squads …

THREE young Bristol Bears players have committed their futures to the Premiership club. Academy players Sam Bedlow, John Hawkins and Ioan Lloyd have all signed senior contracts. Centre Bedlow, 23, who moved to Bristol from Sale Sharks in 2017, has penned a two-year deal. He has made 13 appearances for the club so far. Lock …

JORDAN CRANE is the latest Bristol Bears player to commit his future to the Premiership club. The 32-year-old number eight, who joined the club from Leicester Tigers in the summer of 2016 after 10 years at Welford Road, has signed a new one-year deal. Bristol head coach Pat Lam said: “Jordan [Crane] brings a winning …

ENGLAND lock Dave Attwood will leave Bath Rugby at the end of the season to re-join their West Country rivals Bristol. Attwood, who came through Bristol’s academy, will move to Ashton Gate in the summer on a two-year deal. The 31-year-old has 24 caps for England and as well as Bath has also played for …

BRISTOL Bears’ 2017 World Cup finalist Sarah Bern is back in the England Women’s team for their opening Six Nations game against Ireland on Friday (5pm). Bern will start at tight-head prop, with Gloucester-Hartpury’s Tatyana Heard lining up at inside centre in the absence of Lagi Tumia, alongside her team-mate Kelly Smith on the wing. …

HAVING already secured a place in the quarter-finals of the European Challenge Cup, Bristol Bears next turn their attention to gaining a place in the semi-finals of the Premiership Rugby Cup when they face Exeter Chief on Saturday (3pm), write John Harding. With Exeter Chiefs going down 9-7 away to Munster, Bath losing 20-17 in …

TONGAN international Siale Piutau is the latest player to commit his future to Bristol Bears. The Premiership club have announced that the 33-year-old back has signed a new one-year deal at Ashton Gate. Bristol’s head coach Pat Lam (pictured top) said: “Siale [Piutau] is hugely experienced and that’s been vital for us in this first …

League Tables

Premiership
P
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
1Saracens13110240326852
2Exeter13100337824752
3Harlequins1370635130638
4Gloucester1371532129636
5Wasps1370630634234
6Bath1362528528433
7Northampton1360735229231
8Sale1361625831929
9Leicester1350830938829
10Bristol1340929437025
11Worcester1340928833722
12Newcastle Falcons13301023733317
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1London Irish1514015512431369
2Ealing1512034823581260
3Bedford Blues151005410387949
4Jersey Reds159064032821147
5Cornish Pirates158074093381547
6Nottingham15717367399838
7Coventry15618325422834
8Doncaster15609394378832
9London Scottish15609326388832
10Yorkshire Carnegie155010255397525
11Richmond153012269407517
12Hartpury RFC153012266458517