Bristol Rugby


BRISTOL Bears will be the new name, from June 1 2018, that will be appearing in the Gallagher Premiership next season as they herald a new era in their roller-coaster 130-year history. The club were presented with the Green King IPA Championship trophy on Friday night at Ashton Gate after their 68-10 ten-try victory over …

BRISTOL were presented with the Greene King IPA Championship trophy after their final home game of the season, in front of a crowd of 13,100, when they were 68-10 winners over Doncaster Knights. It was the final home game in the Bristol colours for full back Jordan Williams, wing David Lemi, scrum half Rhodri Williams, …

EXETER Chiefs’ back five utility forward Ed Holmes has joined promotion-chasing Bristol on a short-term contract, the GKIPA Championship leaders confirming Sunday’s report in the Indy. Holmes, 22, has been drafted in due to injury worries following the release of second rows Daniel Tuohy, who departed by mutual consent, and Georgian national team captain Giorgi …

GKIPA Championship Bristol 18 Bedford Blues 13 Bristol, the Greene King IPA Championship leaders, were given an almighty scare by fourth-placed Bedford Blues who led for sixty minutes at Ashton Gate and looked on course to send their hosts to their first League defeat of the season. But tries from Luke Morahan and Nick Haining …

BRISTOL Rugby duo, Will Hurrell and Ryan Edwards, have headed out on loan with Hurrell linking up with Bath Rugby for the remainder of the season and Edwards moving to Cardiff Blues on a short-term agreement. “Following injuries for both their teams and the Six Nations approaching, I was called by Danny [Wilson] and Todd …

Former New Zealand All Blacks prop John Afoa is in talks with Bristol which, if successful, will see him leave Aviva Premiership neighbours Gloucester and make the short trip down the motorway to join head coach Pat Lam’s squad for next season. The 34-year-old made the first of his 36 appearances for New Zealand against …

West Country sports stars have been spreading Christmas cheer this week. Bristol City players visited Children’s Hospice South West’s Charlton Farm, while players from Bristol Rugby were at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Exeter City’s first-team players visited the children and teenagers on Bramble Ward at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, delivering dozens of …

Worries that Bristol head coach Pat Lam could be enticed to replace Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder are, the Indy understands, completely without foundation and very wide of the mark. Mallinder saw his 10-year stay at Frankli’’s Gardens come to an end on Tuesday with the club, sitting 10th in the Aviva Premiership, …

League Tables

Premiership
P
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
1Exeter660020810729
2Saracens660022713329
3Wasps640216816719
4Gloucester631216814618
5Leicester630316918817
6Harlequins620416115514
7Worcester620416213713
8Bath621314618413
9Northampton620414316310
10Bristol620412019910
11Sale62041101589
12Newcastle Falcons61051231687
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1Ealing Trailfinders7601234189630
2London Irish660024886428
3Cornish Pirates7502222172727
4Bedford7403180181521
5Nottingham7403180173420
6Jersey6303177124618
7Coventry7304132170416
8Richmond7304159155315
9London Scottish7205166219513
10Doncaster7205167199412
11Hartpury RFC720511719219
12Yorkshire Carnegie710611523726