Bristol Rugby


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 …

SIX Exeter Chiefs players have been named in England’s 35-man squad for their opening Six Nations match against Ireland on February 2. Henry Slade, Jack Nowell, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Ben Moon and Harry Williams are joined in the squad by Ollie Devoto. Former Bath back Devoto has not played for England since 2016 but he is …

ENGLAND international Nathan Hughes will join Bristol Bears ahead of the 2019/20 campaign. The 27-year-old powerhouse has signed a three-year deal to link up with head coach Pat Lam in the West Country. One of the most dominant forwards in the Gallagher Premiership, standing at 6’5” and weighing over 126kg, Hughes arrives from fellow top …

SAMOAN international Alapati Leiua has committed his future to Bristol Bears. The 30-year-old explosive utility back, who has scored five Premiership tries this season, has penned a two-year extension, tying him to the Bears until 2021. “We’re delighted that Alapati has agreed to continue being a big part of the Bristol Bears journey going forward,” …

TOM LINDSAY is set for his first Premiership start for Bristol against Exeter Chiefs on Saturday (3pm KO). The hooker is one of six changes to Pat Lam’s side for the Sandy Park clash, with only Jordan Crane and Chris Vui remaining in the pack from the team that overcame Newcastle last weekend. Jake Woolmore …

BRISTOL Bears saw out an eventful 2018, which had seen them regain a place in Gallagher Premiership, by taking maximum points from a nail-biting home clash with Newcastle Falcons, who end the year at the foot of the table, writes John Harding. Tries from Harry Randall, Charles Piutau, Luke Morahan and Tom Pincus earned Bristol …

ALL BLACKS back-row forward Steven Luatua has signed a new two-year contract with Bristol Bears. The 27 year-old has committed his future at Ashton Gate until 2021. Luatua, who has made himself a fans’ favourite, has made 23 appearances for Bristol since arriving at the club in 2017. Luatua, who has been capped 15 times …

League Tables

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