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Posted Sunday, May 16th 2021

Team news: Bristol Bears vs Gloucester Rugby

Fans will return to Ashton Gate for the first time since March 2020 when Bears host Gloucester on Monday (7.45pm KO).

  • Bears make one change for West Country derby
  • Hooker Jake Kerr set for first start for the club
  • Fans return to Ashton Gate for first time since March 2020

Pat Lam’s men secured a semi-final berth with the bonus point victory over Bath in round 18 and 3,138 supporters are expected in BS3.

The Director of Rugby makes just one change ahead of the West Country derby, as Jake Kerr is set for his first competitive start for the club in the front row.

Will Capon comes back into the 23-man squad with the Bristolian hooker listed among the replacements.

Bristol Bears team to face Gloucester Rugby at Ashton Gate on Monday, May 17th (7.45pm 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. Jake Kerr, 3. Kyle Sinckler, 4. Dave Attwood, 5. Chris Vui, 6. Steven Luatua (c), 7. Ben Earl, 8. Nathan Hughes.

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

Unavailable: Bryan Byrne, Harry Thacker, Max Lahiff, James Dun, Joe Joyce, Harry Randall, Chris Cook, Siva Naulago.


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