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Posted Tuesday, November 22nd 2022

Number Crunch: Shark Week

All of the key player, team and form statistics ahead of the Gallagher Premiership round 11 clash with Sale Sharks at Salford City Stadium.


  • Charles Piutau has made more offloads than any other player when he has turned out for the Bears, moving the ball out of the contact area 18 times.
  • Andy Uren has made more metres (121) and more clean breaks (five) in a single than any other scrum half in this Premiership season (round six vs Gloucester).
  • Sparking the Bearsโ€™ attack from the half-back positions, both Harry Randall and Callum Sheedy have made two try assists so far this season โ€“ the highest total of anyone in the Bristol Bears squad.
  • The Sale Sharks have enjoyed a period of dominance over Bristol Bears in recent seasons, winning four of their last five against the West Country side.
  • Sale Sharks 27-17 victory at home to Gloucester in round nine ended a two-game losing run in the Gallagher Premiership. The Sharks solitary defeat at Salford City Stadium in their last seven Premiership Rugby fixtures was 13-29 to Harlequins in round seven.
  • Bristol Bears have lost their last five Gallagher Premiership Rugby matches since beating London Irish at Ashton Gate on 24 September.
  • Bristol have won only once away from home in Premiership Rugby in the last 12 months: 23-8 at Wasps on September 17th.
  • Sale have lost just one of their last five fixtures against Bristol in Premiership Rugby: 15-32 at Ashton Gate on January 7th.
  • The Bearsโ€™ only previous victory at Salford City Stadium in Gallagher Premiership Rugby was by a single point, on their first-ever visit, on New Yearโ€™s Day 2017.

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