Bristol Rugby


FOUR tries from hooker Max Crumpton, two for scrum half Rhodri Williams and one from Dan Thomas steered Bristol to a bonus point victory over Richmond who had to settle for a late consolation try as the west country side move up to second in the table. Richmond, the semi-professional outfit, proved in the opening …

FORGET the sunshine of the training camps in places like Portugal, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, France and Tenerife, because head coach Pat Lam took his Bristol squad to the nearby facilities at Clifton College for their final preparations. After pre-season games against two Aviva Premiership sides and two from the Guinness Pro14 league, Bristol now turn …

SIGNING New Zealand international Charlie Piutau from Ulster on a two-year deal from the start of the 2018/19 season is a clear indication of the power that having Pat Lam as their head coach is giving Bristol’s recruitment. Bristol have clear ambitions under Lam of making a quick return to the Aviva Premiership, which should …

TWO down and two to go with Harlequins and Bath having provided Premiership opposition for Bristol in pre-season friendlies, but now the action has a Celtic flavour with Scarlets visiting Clifton RFC on Saturday (2.30 pm). Bristol’s new head coach Pat Lam will take his side to Galway for their final pre-season game to face …

NEW Zealand international Charlie Piutau is to join elder brother, Tongan captain Siale Piutau, at Bristol but not before the start of the 2018-19 season after agreeing to join on a two-year deal from Guinness Pro14 club Ulster. The 25-year-old gained the first of his 16 caps for the All Blacks in June 2013 against …

Bristol Rugby fell to a 19-33 defeat to Harlequins in an entertaining affair at Cleve RFC on Saturday. In the opening pre-season fixture of the campaign, Pat Lam’s side scored three tries as Sam Jeffries, Ross McMillan and Reiss Cullen went over for the home side. Lam will have learned a lot about his squad …

League Tables

Premiership
P
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
1Exeter3201994511
2Wasps3201956910
3Saracens3201105629
4Newcastle Falcons320155499
5Harlequins320181779
6Northampton320172729
7Bath320164688
8Sale310283707
9Leicester310258615
10Gloucester310255735
11London Irish3102531025
12Worcester3003281000
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1Ealing Trailfinders330010779315
2Bristol330010749214
3Doncaster32017939210
4Nottingham320110676210
5Bedford320110578210
6Jersey3201635819
7Yorkshire Carnegie3201626619
8London Scottish3102878937
9Hartpury College3102666726
10Cornish Pirates3003707944
11Richmond30033811911
12Rotherham Titans30033112200