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Posted Monday, February 22nd 2021

Highlights: London Irish 34-34 Bristol Bears

Bristol Bears squandered an 18-point half-time lead to draw a thrilling Gallagher Premiership clash with London Irish at the Brentford Community Stadium.

Pat Lam’s men led 13-31 at the break thanks to Siva Naulago’s double, Piers O’Conor’s opener and a fourth try from Chris Vui.

But Steve Mafi touched down on the stroke of half time to drag Irish back into the contest, before the home side cashed in after the break.

Ben Loader and Mitch Eadie both saw yellow early in the second half, before Irish stormed back with tries from Brophy Clews, Phipps and Parton. Jackson’s three conversions levelled the scores with 90 seconds remaining.

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