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Posted Friday, January 14th 2022

Team news: Bristol Bears vs Stade Francais - HC R3

Bristol Bears kick off their European Champions Cup campaign with a mouthwatering clash versus Stade Francais on Saturday (8pm KO).

  • Lam makes one change from Sale victory
  • Piers O'Conor comes into the starting lineup
  • Steven Luatua and Antoine Frisch listed on the bench

With the first two games in the competition cancelled, Director of Rugby Pat Lam’s men face the French giants at Ashton Gate Stadium.

Lam makes one change from the side that overcame Sale Sharks in the Gallagher Premiership last weekend as Piers O’Conor comes in for Sam Bedlow (shoulder).

Skipper Steven Luatua is listed among the replacements, while Antoine Frisch is also included in the 23-man squad.

Bristol Bears team to face Stade Francais at Ashton Gate on Saturday, January 15th (8pm KO):

15. Luke Morahan (88 apps), 14. Ioan Lloyd (53 apps), 13. Semi Radradra (26 apps), 12. Piers O’Conor (92 apps), 11. Henry Purdy (31 apps); 10. Callum Sheedy (119 apps), 9. Harry Randall (75 apps); 1. Max Lahiff (36 apps), 2. Will Capon (56 apps), 3. Kyle Sinckler (28 apps), 4. John Hawkins (28 apps), 5. Joe Joyce (136 apps) (c), 6. Chris Vui (78 apps), 7. Dan Thomas (98 apps), 8. Fitz Harding (19 apps).

System players: 16. Jake Kerr (13 apps), 17. Jake Woolmore (93 apps), 18. John Afoa (76 apps), 19. Ed Holmes (78 apps), 20. Steven Luatua (85 apps), 21. Andy Uren (125 apps), 22. Antoine Frisch (3 apps), 23. Jack Bates (13 apps).

Unavailable: Harry Thacker, Dave Attwood, Sam Jeffries, Sam Bedlow, Charles Piutau, Siva Naulago, Toby Fricker, Alapati Leiua.


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