Bristol Rugby


JORDAN CRANE returned to lead a young Bristol Bears side at the home of French Top14 side La Rochelle and crawled over the line to score the only try of the game, writes John Harding. Co-captain, fly-half Callum Sheedy, converted Crane’s touch-down and also added two penalties in the Pool Four win. The victory in the …

JACK COSGROVE has left Bristol Bears by mutual consent and re-joined his former club Worcester Warriors. The 24-year-old arrived at Bristol in the summer of 2017 and was member of their Championship-winning team, but has only made one top-flight appearance this season. Worcester were looking for front-row cover as Ryan Bower has been ruled out …

A HOST of West Country players have been named in the England Under-20 training squad for the 2018/19 season. Head coach Steve Bates has selected 45 players to attend a development camp. The camp will take place at Loughborough University from this Friday until Sunday. It will give pathway coaches an opportunity to assess players …

BRISTOL Bears named an unchanged line-up ahead of Saturday’s visit to Wasps in Round Eight of the Gallagher Premiership (1pm KO). Head coach Pat Lam keeps faith in the team that fell to a last-gasp defeat to unbeaten Exeter Chiefs last weekend as Steven Luatua and Charles Piutau successfully complete concussion protocols. “After the big …

A LAST-gasp penalty try gave Exeter Chiefs a great comeback win over Bristol Bears that keeps them unbeaten and top of the Gallagher Premiership table. The Chiefs eventually triumphed 31-29 at Ashton Gate when referee Greg Macdonald ruled Bristol had illegally brought down a rolling maul. Exeter had been 26-12 down early in the second …

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 …

League Tables

Premiership
P
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
1Saracens13110240326852
2Exeter13100337824752
3Harlequins1370635130638
4Gloucester1371532129636
5Wasps1370630634234
6Bath1362528528433
7Northampton1360735229231
8Sale1361625831929
9Leicester1350830938829
10Bristol1340929437025
11Worcester1340928833722
12Newcastle Falcons13301023733317
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1London Irish1514015512431369
2Ealing1512034823581260
3Bedford Blues151005410387949
4Jersey Reds159064032821147
5Cornish Pirates158074093381547
6Nottingham15717367399838
7Coventry15618325422834
8Doncaster15609394378832
9London Scottish15609326388832
10Yorkshire Carnegie155010255397525
11Richmond153012269407517
12Hartpury RFC153012266458517