Bristol Rugby


BRISTOL Bears’ Alapati Leiua has been banned for four weeks for striking Harlequins’ Marcus Smith in a match on February 16. Leiua appeared before an independent disciplinary panel on Wednesday night. The Bristol player contested the charge of striking with arm contrary to Law 9.12, but was given a four-week suspension by the panel comprising …

BRISTOL Bears’ Alapati Leiua will face an independent disciplinary panel on Wednesday evening after he was cited for striking. Leiua was cited for allegedly striking Harlequins’ Marcus Smith with the arm contrary to Law 9.12 in the first half of Bristol’s game against Harlequins on February 16. The hearing will take place in Bristol and …

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 …

League Tables

Premiership
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
Newcastle Falcons1000029410746
Cornish Pirates1080226912837
Ealing Trailfinders1071234921135
Jersey Reds1060425821930
Coventry1051425823029
Ampthill1051424530226
Hartpury College1040618418322
London Scottish1031619123021
Doncaster Knights1040617423719
Bedford Blues1030717320117
Nottingham1030716818017
Yorkshire Carnegie1000101434781
Championship
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TEAM
P
W
D
L
PTS
1Newcastle Falcons660027
2Ealing Trailfinders641121
3Cornish Pirates640220
4Jersey Reds640220
5Coventry Rugby631218
6Nottingham Rugby630315
7Hartpury University630315
8London Scottish621313
9Ampthill621312
10Doncaster Knights62048
11Bedford Blues61058
12Yorkshire Carnegie60061