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Jake Heenan extends Bristol Bears stay

Versatile back row forward Jake Heenan has signed a two-year extension to his Bristol Bears contract, the club is delighted to announce.

The 27-year-old, who can operate across the back row, joined Bristol from Connacht in 2018.

The former New Zealand U20 captain won the Pro14 title in Galway alongside Director of Rugby Pat Lam and had made 29 appearances for the club since his arrival.

Director of Rugby Pat Lam said: “Jake is a versatile player and has made some important contributions in the past two seasons.

“His value to the team is second to none – Jake is consistent, a leader, and has huge respect from the players and staff.

“After recovering from injury at the beginning of his time here, Jake has gone from strength to strength and established himself as a key operator within the group.

“The more he has played, the better he has got, so we’re excited to see how he continues to develop and add more value over the next two years.”

Heenan added: “I’m delighted to have extended my stay at Bristol Bears. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Pat Lam once again and I’m really enjoying my rugby here.

“There’s a really good group here and a real one team culture where everybody contributes on and off the field.

“We are building an exciting squad and I’m looking forward to playing my part in the next stage of the club’s journey.”


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