Banner image

Author

Tom Tainton

Tom Tainton writes

Posted Friday, June 11th 2021

Team news: Bristol Bears vs London Irish

Harry Thacker is set for first start of the campaign when Bristol Bears round off the regular season at home to London Irish (3pm KO).

  • Bears make five changes for Exiles clash
  • Thacker set for first start of the campaign
  • Bristol aiming to secure top spot in the Premiership
  • Siale Piutau co-captains the side at Ashton Gate

The hooker is one of five changes to the side as Bristol look to secure top spot in the Gallagher Premiership with victory.

Luke Morahan returns from a head injury to come into the back three, while Ioan Lloyd is selected at fly half. Siale Piutau co-captains the side following the confirmation earlier this week that the centre will depart after five seasons with the 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.

In the pack, Max Lahiff is named in the front row, while Ben Earl and Joe Joyce also come in for starts.

Bristol Bears team to face London Irish at Ashton Gate on Saturday, June 12th (3pm KO):

15. Max Malins; 14. Luke Morahan, 13. Semi Radradra, 12. Siale Piutau (co-capt), 11. Henry Purdy; 10. Ioan Lloyd, 9. Harry Randall; 1. Yann Thomas, 2. Harry Thacker, 3. Max Lahiff, 4. Dave Attwood, 5. Joe Joyce, 6. Steven Luatua (co-capt), 7. Dan Thomas, 8. Ben Earl.

System players: 16. Will Capon, 17. Jake Woolmore, 18. John Afoa, 19. Chris Vui, 20. Jake Heenan, 21. Andy Uren, 22. Callum Sheedy, 23. Alapati Leiua.

Unavailable: Bryan Byrne, George Kloska, Kyle Sinckler, James Dun, Mitch Eadie, Chris Cook, Siva Naulago, Sam Bedlow.


Latest News

LIVE! Gloucester vs Bristol Bears

LIVE! Gloucester vs Bristol Bears

Posted: Friday, December 3rd 2021

Team news: Gloucester vs Bristol Bears - GP R10

Team news: Gloucester vs Bristol Bears - GP R10

Posted: Thursday, December 2nd 2021

Steven Luatua: Back in action

Steven Luatua: Back in action

Posted: Thursday, December 2nd 2021

Match preview: Gloucester (a) - GP R10

Match preview: Gloucester (a) - GP R10

Posted: Thursday, December 2nd 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

New date for Swansea City away
Football icon

New date for Swansea City away

City’s Sky Bet Championship match against Swansea City has been re-arranged for Sunday, February 13th at 1pm.

Posted: Thursday, December 2nd 2021 • Football

📣 Britton joins Woking on loan
Football icon

📣 Britton joins Woking on loan

Louis Britton has joined Woking FC until January 2nd as City prepare him for a Football League loan in the New Year.

Posted: Thursday, December 2nd 2021 • Football

🎙 Press Conference:  Zak Vyner looks ahead to Derby County
Football icon

🎙 Press Conference: Zak Vyner looks ahead to Derby County

Zak Vyner virtually spoke to the media as the Robins continue their preparations for Saturday's fixture against Derby County.

Posted: Thursday, December 2nd 2021 • Football

🎙 Press Conference: Nigel Pearson looks ahead to Rams fixture
Football icon

🎙 Press Conference: Nigel Pearson looks ahead to Rams fixture

Manager Nigel Pearson virtually met the media ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship fixture against Derby County.

Posted: Thursday, December 2nd 2021 • Football

ITEC Game Preview » Surrey Scorchers (H)
Basketball icon

ITEC Game Preview » Surrey Scorchers (H)

Bristol Flyers return to the SGS College Arena when they host the Surrey Scorchers on Friday night (7.30pm tip-off).

Posted: Thursday, December 2nd 2021 • Basketball