Bristol Rugby


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 …

BRISTOL Bears have beaten off interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs to secure the re-signing of Chris Vui until 2022. The 25 year-old Samoa captain commits his long-term future with a three-year deal. Widely regarded as one of the most talented locks in the Northern hemisphere, Vui has impressed since his arrival at Ashton …

LUKE DANIELS and Jack Tovey will continue their comebacks from injury on Monday evening when Bristol Bears A face Gloucester United at Kingsholm in the Premiership Shield (8pm). Tovey, who has been out with a knee problem, will be making his first outing since September, while full-back Daniels will make his first start following a …

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 …

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