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Posted Friday, June 18th 2021

Team news: Bristol Bears vs Harlequins

Bristol Bears will host a first home Premiership semi-final in the club’s history on Saturday (1.30pm KO).

  • Thacker set for first start of the campaign
  • Charles Piutau and Kyle Sinckler return
  • Bristol to host first home semi-final in club’s history
  • Siale Piutau co-captains the side at Ashton Gate

Pat Lam’s men host Harlequins at Ashton Gate as the knockout stages of the competition get underway.

Bears welcome Charles Piutau back into the starting line-up, while British & Irish Lion Kyle Sinckler is selected to start against his former club.

Following the game, as the club have done every season since Lam’s arrival in 2017, the departing players at the end of the 2020/21 season will be acknowledged on the pitch.

Bristol Bears team to face Harlequins at Ashton Gate on Saturday, June 19th (1.30pm KO):

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

System players: 16. Will Capon, 17. Jake Woolmore, 18. John Afoa, 19. Joe Joyce, 20. Ben Earl, 21. Harry Randall, 22. Ioan Lloyd, 23. Piers O’Conor.

Unavailable: Bryan Byrne, George Kloska, James Dun, Siva Naulago.


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