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Duo To Join Hartpury Ahead Of 2017/18 Campaign

Bristol Rugby duo Elias Caven and BJ Edwards will join Championship newcomers Hartpury ahead of the 2017/18 season.

Academy wing Caven joined Bristol Rugby in the summer of the 2015 and spent time on loan at Hartpury during the 2016/17 campaign.

Lock Edwards joined Bristol Rugby on an initial trial period in July 2016 before spending time on loan at Cardiff Blues this season.

Elias Caven in action against Gloucester United this season (JMP UK).

“Elias (Caven) has unfortunately not had as much game time as we would have liked within the senior squad, but it is important for him as a young developing player to test himself at Championship level,” said academy manager, Mike Hall.

“Hartpury will offer him this opportunity whilst at the same time, giving him an outlet for his personal development off the pitch.

BJ Edwards takes on the Saracens Storm defence in the Aviva A League (JMP UK).

“BJ (Edwards) has done well in his first season in English rugby and we are delighted that he has picked up a Championship club. We wish him all the best at Hartpury,” said Head Coach, Mark Tainton.