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Players return for pre-season testing

Bristol Rugby's first team squad returned for pre-season testing on Monday.

Just two days after the Premiership final, Pat Lam's men begin their preparations for the 2018/19 campaign.

Following a morning meeting at the training base where new players and staff - including incoming defence coach John Muldoon - were introduced, the squad will now undergo three days of testing.

Here are some key dates for the diary over pre-season:

Friday, June 1st: The club will be renamed Bristol Bears

Wednesday, June 20th: European Challenge Cup pool draw

Friday, July 6th: Gallagher Premiership fixtures announced

Pre-season fixtures, dates and venues will be confirmed in due course.

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