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Posted Friday, November 27th 2020

Team news: Bristol Bears vs Worcester Warriors

Ioan Lloyd returns to the starting line-up as Bristol Bears face Worcester Warriors on Saturday (3pm KO).

  • Ioan Lloyd returns after international duty
  • Nathan Hughes to make first outing of the season
  • Tiff Eden and Max Lahiff back in matchday squad
  • Siale Piutau skippers side from midfield

The Welsh international – who earned his first cap in the win over Georgia last weekend – is one of two changes to the side for the round two Gallagher Premiership clash.

Nathan Hughes is named in the back row, while Tiff Eden and Max Lahiff also come into the matchday squad having returned to full fitness.

Bristol Bears team to face Worcester Warriors at Ashton Gate on Saturday, November 28th (3pm KO):

15. Ioan Lloyd; 14. Niyi Adeolokun, 13. Piers O’Conor, 12. Siale Piutau (c), 11. Henry Purdy; 10. Sam Bedlow, 9. Harry Randall; 1. Yann Thomas, 2. Bryan Byrne, 3. John Afoa, 4. Ed Holmes, 5. Joe Joyce, 6. Chris Vui, 7. Dan Thomas, 8. Nathan Hughes.

System players: 16. Will Capon, 17. Jake Woolmore, 18. Max Lahiff, 19. John Hawkins, 20. Jake Heenan, 21. Andy Uren, 22. Tiff Eden, 23. Alapati Leiua.

Unavailable: Harry Thacker (neck), Kyle Sinckler (international), Dave Attwood (leg), Ben Earl (international), Steven Luatua (leg), Fitz Harding (leg), Max Malins (international), Callum Sheedy (international), Semi Radradra (international), Luke Morahan (achilles), Charles Piutau (achilles).


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