Bristol Rugby


BRISTOL Bears’ Sarah Bern scored two tries as England Women continued their perfect start to the Women’s Six Nations with a 51-12 bonus-point win against Wales at Cardiff Arms Park. The Red Roses made nine changes, two of which were positional, from the win over France, but the cohesion was there straight away as they opened the …

GEORGE SMITH returns to the starting line-up as Bristol Bears go in search of a first Gallagher Premiership win on the road against Harlequins on Saturday (2pm). Head coach Pat Lam makes a total of six changes from the side that suffered defeat to Wasps in round 13. Charles Piutau is named at full-back with …

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. …

League Tables

Premiership
P
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
1Exeter19150456636477
2Saracens19140554638868
3Gloucester19121649842360
4Harlequins19901048146550
5Wasps19901042546747
6Northampton19901050045446
7Bath1982941742645
8Sale1991939044044
9Bristol19701244152841
10Leicester19701240855438
11Worcester19701242347037
12Newcastle Falcons19601334746330
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1London Irish2119028023281894
2Ealing2117047214701886
3Bedford Blues2112095945901664
4Jersey Reds2112095314061563
5Cornish Pirates2190125104881854
6Nottingham21101104955591052
7Yorkshire Carnegie21100114535281151
8Coventry2181124616141246
9London Scottish2180134515891143
10Doncaster2180135275711042
11Hartpury RFC217014394612735
12Richmond215016403587929