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Team news: Bristol Bears vs Cardiff Rugby

Noah Heward will make his debut when Bristol Bears welcome Cardiff Rugby to Ashton Gate for an Anglo-Welsh friendly (7.45pm KO).

  • Noah Heward set for club debut
  • Harry Ascherl and Joe Jenkins line up in midfield
  • Joe Joyce captains the side

The former Worcester man is named at full-back for the Remembrance Day clash, with Gabriel Ibitoye and Deago Bailey completing the back three.

Ioan Lloyd starts at fly-half alongside scrum-half Will Porter, with Academy duo Harry Ascherl and Joe Jenkins in the midfield.

In the pack, the Benz-Salomon twins line up on either side of Jake Kerr in the front row, with captain Joe Joyce and Ed Holmes in the second row.

Joe Batley, Fitz Harding and Magnus Bradbury complete the forwards, with James Williams and Rich Lane included among the system players.

Bristol Bears team to play Cardiff Rugby at Ashton Gate on Friday night (7.45pm KO):

15. Noah Heward, 14. Deago Bailey, 13. Joe Jenkins, 12. Harry Ascherl, 11. Gabriel Ibitoye, 10. Ioan Lloyd, 9. Will Porter; 1. Aristot Benz-Salomon, 2. Jake Kerr, 3. Jonathan Benz-Salomon, 4. Ed Holmes, 5. Joe Joyce (c), 6. Joe Batley, 7. Fitz Harding, 8. Magnus Bradbury.

System players: 16. Harry Thacker, 17. Yann Thomas, 18. Jay Tyack, 19. Dan Thomas, 20. Sam Lewis, 21. Andy Uren, 22. James Williams, 23. Rich Lane.


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