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Posted Friday, March 26th 2021

Team news: Bristol Bears vs Harlequins

Pat Lam welcomes back a host of internationals as Bristol Bears face third placed Harlequins on Saturday (2pm KO).

  • Callum Sheedy set for 100th competitive outing
  • Semi Radradra and Luke Morahan set to start
  • Dave Attwood and Ben Earl also included
  • Kyle Sinckler back among the replacements

Top-of-the-table Bears make a total of five changes from the side that secured a bonus point at Franklin’s Gardens last weekend.

Semi Radradra returns to the midfield for the first time since January, while Callum Sheedy is set for his 100th competitive appearance for the club.

Luke Morahan switches to full back and Dave Attwood comes back into the second row for the Ashton Gate clash.

Director of Rugby Lam selects Ben Earl at no. 8, while fellow England international Kyle Sinckler is listed among the replacements.

Bristol Bears team to face Harlequins at Ashton Gate on Saturday, March 27th (2pm KO):

15. Luke Morahan; 14. Henry Purdy, 13. Semi Radradra, 12. Piers O’Conor, 11. Siva Naulago; 10. Callum Sheedy, 9. Andy Uren; 1. Jake Woolmore, 2. Bryan Byrne, 3. John Afoa, 4. Dave Attwood, 5. Chris Vui, 6. Steven Luatua (c), 7. Dan Thomas, 8. Ben Earl.

System players: 16. Will Capon, 17. Max Lahiff, 18. Kyle Sinckler, 19. Joe Joyce, 20. Fitz Harding, 21. Tom Kessell, 22. Sam Bedlow, 23. Alapati Leiua.

Unavailable: Harry Thacker, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, James Dun, Jake Heenan, Harry Randall, Chris Cook, Max Malins, Ioan Lloyd, Siale Piutau, Charles Piutau.


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