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Posted Thursday, December 3rd 2020

Team news: Bristol Bears vs Northampton Saints

Dave Attwood is set for his first outing of the campaign when Bristol Bears host Northampton Saints on Friday (7.45pm KO).

  • Dave Attwood set for first outing of campaign
  • Lam makes five changes for Saints clash
  • Andy Uren set for first start of the season

Dave Attwood is set for his first outing of the campaign when Bristol Bears host Northampton Saints on Friday (7.45pm KO).

The England international recovers from a leg injury to start in the second row, as Director of Rugby Pat Lam makes five changes from the side that secured a bonus point win over Worcester Warriors.

Andy Uren comes into the backline for his first start of the season, while Alapati Leiua is also named. Henry Purdy switches to full back, with Ioan Lloyd away on international duty.

In the pack, Jake Woolmore and Max Lahiff earn starts in the front row.

Bristol Bears team to face Northampton Saints at Ashton Gate on Friday, December November 4th (7.45pm KO):

15. Henry Purdy; 14. Niyi Adeolokun, 13. Piers O’Conor, 12. Siale Piutau (c), 11. Alapati Leiua; 10. Sam Bedlow, 9. Andy Uren; 1. Jake Woolmore, 2. Bryan Byrne, 3. Max Lahiff, 4. Dave Attwood, 5. Joe Joyce, 6. Jake Heenan, 7. Dan Thomas, 8. Nathan Hughes.

System players: 16. Will Capon, 17. Yann Thomas, 18. John Afoa, 19. Ed Holmes, 20. Mitch Eadie, 21. Harry Randall, 22. Tiff Eden, 23. Toby Fricker.


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