Banner image

Sixteen players commit futures to the club

Sixteen players have committed their futures to the club as plans continue for the 2022/23 campaign.

Two of the Premiership's most exciting attacking threats, Luke Morahan and Siva Naulago, extend their stays at Ashton Gate, while Pat Lam retains five Academy graduates in John Hawkins, James Dun, Will Capon, Sam Jeffries and Charlie Powell.

Bears maintain highly rated back row contingent of Dan Thomas and Jake Heenan, while hookers Harry Thacker, Bryan Byrne and Jake Kerr also remain. Props Max Lahiff, Jake Armstrong and Yann Thomas are staying in BS3, as is recent Bears centurion Piers O'Conor.

These players join Chris Vui and Harry Randall โ€“ who signed long-term contracts earlier this year โ€“ in committing their futures to the club.

Director of Rugby Pat Lam said: "We've always talked about bringing a core group through as we progress and we are seeing that in our squad retention.

"We're pleased to see a talented and experienced group of guys commit to the Bears, the majority of whom have been with us since the beginning of our journey.

"That world class talent is blended with homegrown talent who are making the step up - we've seen that in the way that the young players have made their mark during the current campaign.

"These players join the guys who remain in contract for next year and, as always, we'll release a full retained list ahead of the final home game of the season against Exeter Chiefs on Friday night."

COMMITTED FUTURES:

Dan Thomas (108 apps)
Piers O'Conor (107 apps)
Luke Morahan (96 apps)
Yann Thomas (90 apps)
Harry Thacker (75 apps)
Jake Heenan (69 apps)
Will Capon (60 apps)
Sam Jeffries (52 apps)
Max Lahiff (41 apps)
John Hawkins (35 apps)
Jake Armstrong (31 apps)
Bryan Byrne (30 apps)
Jake Kerr (20 apps)
Charlie Powell (17 apps)
Siva Naulago (16 apps)
James Dun (13 apps)


Latest News

Turner debuts as Junior Boks overpower England U20

Turner debuts as Junior Boks overpower England U20

Posted: Friday, June 24th 2022

Xledger cyclists raise £3,500 for Community Foundation

Xledger cyclists raise £3,500 for Community Foundation

Posted: Friday, June 24th 2022

Bears' Allianz Cup opponents confirmed

Bears' Allianz Cup opponents confirmed

Posted: Thursday, June 23rd 2022

Turner set for England U20 debut against South Africa

Turner set for England U20 debut against South Africa

Posted: Thursday, June 23rd 2022

Also from Bristol Sport

🎥 Lansdown salutes supporters
Football icon

🎥 Lansdown salutes supporters

City owner Steve Lansdown spoke to Robins TV about his hopes for the upcoming season, the progress of the homegrown players and the impressive support from the fans.

Posted: Friday, June 24th 2022 • Football

Elton John Sunday Concert: Latest Travel Information
Stadium icon

Elton John Sunday Concert: Latest Travel Information

With just a few days to go until Elton John plays at Ashton Gate, concert-goers are urged to take advantage of special event Shuttle Buses laid on to help get fans to and from the stadium.

Posted: Friday, June 24th 2022 • Stadium

🪶 The Robin has landed
Football icon

🪶 The Robin has landed

City has launched 'The Robin' kit which will be used as a third option next season.

Posted: Friday, June 24th 2022 • Football

📸 GALLERY: 'The Robin' kit
Football icon

📸 GALLERY: 'The Robin' kit

Check out the pictures from Fever Pitch as City unveils its third kit option next season.

Posted: Friday, June 24th 2022 • Football

🌟 5 years of Primary Stars
Football icon

🌟 5 years of Primary Stars

The Premier League is celebrating five years of its schoolsโ€™ programme, Premier League Primary Stars.

Posted: Friday, June 24th 2022 • Football