Pat Lam – Bristol Bears top 4 race to go “right down to the wire”

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Following a mammoth extra-time win over Bordeaux at the weekend, Pat Lam and his Bristol Bears take on Leicester Tigers midweek. Bristol sits fifth in the Premiership, likely needing maximum points from their final games to get a play-off berth. David Challis, caught up with Pat Lam to get all the insight from the Bristol […] READ MORE


Pat Lam – Excited “an understatement” for Bristol Rugby Return

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Rugby returns to Ashton Gate with no fans this weekend and David Challis caught up with Pat Lam and Luke Morahan to get all the insight in the Bristol camp. Ahead of taking on already relegated Saracens both spoke of the need to make a fast start in order to press home their top-four ambitions. […] READ MORE


Bristol Bears’ new training ground (images inside)

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Bristol Bears have had their new training ground worked on over lockdown and it is now near completion. The construction company used to develop the site have released images of the sparkling new facilities. Bristol Bears’ training ground looking smart The training round is not only state of the art, but looks extremely smart. As […] READ MORE


Ben Earl Presses England Claim in Emphatic Win

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Ben Earl put in a seriously impressive display in Saracens home win against Bristol Bears. The young flanker has been touted for an England call-up and displays like today will only help his chances. FULL TIME ⚫️ 47 🐻 13#TogetherSaracens pic.twitter.com/J5JnPGjzgp — Saracens Rugby Club (@Saracens) December 21, 2019 Try Out of Nothing for Bristol […] READ MORE


Brutal Bristol Bears earn bonus point win over Stade Francais

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Resilient Bristol Bears secured a late 30-11 bonus point win over Stade Français to retain their 100% record in the Challenge Cup pool stages.  Late tries from Harry Thacker, Charles Piutau and Toby Fricker added to the early Luke Morahan try to claim their third bonus point win in Pool 4.  The away side frustrated the hosts as they […] READ MORE


Fijian Superstar Signs for Bears

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Although not one of their most successful tournaments, the recent Rugby World Cup in Japan did throw a number of Fijian superstar players into the limelight even further than they had been before. One such player has now shocked the Gallagher Premiership by signing for West Country club Bristol Bears. Semi Radradra will join his […] READ MORE


Exeter Chiefs Disappointed “mental meltdown” against Bristol Bears

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Exeter Chiefs welcomed back their World Cup stars to for the match against Bristol Bears at Sandy Park. In a week that has been dominated by the Salary Cap scandal, it was time for rugby to take back centre stage. Chiefs named Henry Slade in the starting line-up with Luke Cowan-Dickie and Jack Nowell taking […] READ MORE


Bristol Bears extend contract with John Afoa until 2020/21

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With news of Premiership Rugby players committing to their immediate rugby-futures, the Bristol Bears club has ‘got their man’ with tight forward John Afoa extending his contract until the 2020/21 season. Targeted as a key figure in the Premiership-goals set by head coach Pat Lam, the former All Black has committed to another term of […] READ MORE


Premiership Rugby Mid-Season Status – Part Two

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It is time for part two of Last Word on Rugby’s status update of the 2018/19 Gallagher Premiership rugby season. If you missed it, part one covered the top half of the table. Now it is time to look at the bottom six sides. This means analyzing the increasingly intriguing, and always fascinating ‘relegation battle’. […] READ MORE


Gallagher Premiership 2018/19: who are the contenders for the European spots?

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This season of the Gallagher Premiership is looking pretty tasty: a genuine relegation battle, plenty of academy prospects, and maybe some new contenders for the European spots. Plus, of course, the Rugby World Cup is now only a year away, so there’s an added layer of competition. Who will be the contenders for the European spots? […] READ MORE