Bristol Rugby


Unusually all ten Tyrrells Premier 15s League sides were in action yesterday afternoon before the competition takes a break over the festive period and returns in mid-January with the final seven rounds before the play-offs. Bristol closed the gap on third-placed Wasps to six points with a 89-0 home victory, their third win in a …

Tight-head prop Nicky Thomas, who has been on loan at Bristol from Scarlets, has joined Dragons until the end of January as cover after Brok Harris was ruled out for four months following shoulder surgery, writes John Harding. Swansea born Thomas, 23, played for Wales under-20s for two seasons and returned to Wales from Gloucester …

Jordan Williams is the latest Bristol player to have confirmed his departure at the end of the season to join Guinness PRO14 side Dragons, formerly Newport-Gwent Dragons, with the hope of launching his international career with Wales. Williams, 24, has joined the Drag- ons on a two-year deal, having made 20 appearances for Bristol since …

Charles Piutau, the former All Black utility back, who is joining Bristol for next season on a two-year deal from Ulster, is said to have an eye on playing for Tonga in the 2019 World Cup in Japan. Piutau, who is believed to be the world’s highest paid rugby player on around £1 million per …

Kim Oliver has taken over the reins as Bristol Ladies head coach, a role she has been covering since the departure of Kris de Scossa, having been appointed by the club as their assistant coach at the start of the season. Bristol have been going through some troubled times, having lost a number of their …

Steven Luatua returns to lead Bristol in Friday evening’s GKIPA Championship match away to Yorkshire Carnegie, kick off 8 pm, after being left on the bench throughout last week’s win over Rotherham Titans. Bristol head coach Pat Lam said that Luatua had been fitting fit and raring to go for the Titans match, if required, …

Unbeaten league leaders Bristol return to Greene King IPA Championship action at Ashton Gate on Saturday lunchtime when they take on struggling Rotherham Titans, kick-off 12.30pm, with the visitors without a win in their seven outings this season. Tongan international Siale Piutau makes his long-awaited return from injury in a Bristol side that shows seven …

Bristol Ladies have confirmed that England international prop, Sasha Acheson will leave the club to join regional Gloucester-Hartpury. Acheson, who has played for Bristol for seven years, admitted that is was a tough decision to make. She said: “Bristol Ladies has been my club for a long time, it’s one that has gone through the …

League Tables

Premiership
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Championship
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1Nottingham1100442015
2Bedford Blues1100341415
3Cornish Pirates1100301015
4Doncaster110020804
5Jersey Reds1100221504
6Newcastle1100171304
7London Scottish1001131711
8Coventry1001152211
9Hartpury RFC100182000
10Yorkshire Carnegie1001143400
11Ealing Trailfinders1001103000
12Ampthill1001204400