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Posted Friday, May 7th 2021

Team news: Bath Rugby vs Bristol Bears

Semi Radradra returns to the starting line-up as Bristol Bears face Bath Rugby in the West Country derby on Saturday (4.30pm KO).

  • Bears make five changes for Bath Rugby clash
  • Radradra, Piutau, Sheedy, Earl and Hughes come in
  • Hooker Jake Kerr could make competitive debut from bench

Pat Lam makes five changes from the side that suffered defeat to Exeter Chiefs in the last Gallagher Premiership outing.

In the backline, Siale Piutau comes into the midfield, while Callum Sheedy is named at fly half. Max Malins switches to the wing.

In the pack, England international duo Ben Earl and Nathan Hughes come into the back row.

Hooker Jake Kerr – formerly of Leicester Tigers – is included in the 23-man squad having agreed a short-term deal with the club.

Bristol Bears team to face Bath Rugby at The Recreation Ground on Saturday, May 8th (4.30pm KO): 

15. Charles Piutau; 14. Luke Morahan, 13. Semi Radradra, 12. Siale Piutau, 11. Max Malins; 10. Callum Sheedy, 9. Andy Uren; 1. Yann Thomas, 2. Bryan Byrne, 3. Kyle Sinckler, 4. Dave Attwood, 5. Chris Vui, 6. Steven Luatua (c), 7. Ben Earl, 8. Nathan Hughes.

System players: 16. Jake Kerr, 17. Jake Woolmore, 18. John Afoa, 19. Ed Holmes, 20. Jake Heenan, 21. Tom Kessell, 22. Ioan Lloyd, 23. Alapati Leiua.

Unavailable: Harry Thacker, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Max Lahiff, James Dun, Joe Joyce, Harry Randall, Chris Cook, Henry Purdy, Siva Naulago.


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