Banner image

Author

Tom Tainton

Tom Tainton writes

Posted Friday, November 8th 2019

Team news: Exeter Chiefs vs Bristol Bears

Harry Randall will make his first Premiership start of the campaign as Bristol Bears travel to Exeter Chiefs on Sunday (3pm KO).

  • Bears make three changes for Sandy Park outing
  • Harry Randall set for first Premiership start of campaign
  • Hurrell and Thacker return to starting line up
  • Will Capon could make Premiership debut from bench

The scrum half is one of three changes to Pat Lam’s side ahead of the Sandy Park clash, televised lived on BT Sport HD.

Harry Thacker is named in the front row in the only change to the pack, while Will Hurrell comes into the midfield with Piers O’Conor switching to the wing.

“Last year, we played them three times and we were all within one score – and it’s the little things done well that make the difference."

Director of Rugby, Pat Lam

Director of Rugby Lam said: “The need to be right physically for these sort of games is critical. Last year, we played them three times and we were all within one score – and it’s the little things done well that make the difference.

“This is close to an international, they’re real big games. You can do things perfectly nine times out of ten, but it’s that one mistake that can cost you the match, and that’s a good challenge for the growth of this team.”

England U20s hooker Will Capon and winger Toby Fricker are listed among the replacements and could make their Premiership debuts for the club if they feature.

Bristol Bears team to face Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park on Sunday, November 10th (3pm KO):

15. Charles Piutau; 14. Luke Morahan, 13. Will Hurrell, 12. Siale Piutau, 11. Piers O’Conor; 10. Callum Sheedy, 9. Harry Randall; 1. Jake Woolmore, 2. Harry Thacker, 3. John Afoa, 4. Dave Attwood, 5. Chris Vui, 6. Steven Luatua (c), 7. Jake Heenan, 8. Nathan Hughes.

Replacements: 16. Will Capon, 17. Yann Thomas, 18. Lewis Thiede, 19. Ed Holmes, 20. Dan Thomas, 21. Andy Uren, 22. Ioan Lloyd, 23. Toby Fricker.

Unavailable: Shaun Malton (neck), Jake Armstrong (thumb), Tom Lindsay (hamstring), Blake Boyland (ankle), Alapati Leiua (knee), Jack Bates (hamstring), Luke Daniels (shoulder).


Latest News

Piutau launches Tonga Tsunami Relief fundraising appeal

Piutau launches Tonga Tsunami Relief fundraising appeal

Posted: Tuesday, January 18th 2022

Behind the Bears: Champions Cup fever

Behind the Bears: Champions Cup fever

Posted: Tuesday, January 18th 2022

Loan watch: Hartpury suffer last-gasp defeat at Coventry

Loan watch: Hartpury suffer last-gasp defeat at Coventry

Posted: Tuesday, January 18th 2022

£15 members tickets when Bears host Falcons

£15 members tickets when Bears host Falcons

Posted: Tuesday, January 18th 2022

Also from Bristol Sport

💳 Enjoy your Severnside Derby 40% discount
Football icon

💳 Enjoy your Severnside Derby 40% discount

Take advantage of 40% off Bristol City home shirts in the Bristol Sport store just in time for the Severnside Derby at Ashton Gate on Saturday, 22nd January.

Posted: Wednesday, January 19th 2022 • Football

🔎 Miss Kick Match Preview: Manchester City (A)
Football icon

🔎 Miss Kick Match Preview: Manchester City (A)

Get an in-depth look at City Women’s opponents as they travel to the Academy Stadium to take on Man City quarter-finals of the FA Continental Cup this evening (7pm).

Posted: Wednesday, January 19th 2022 • Football

📣 Ashton Gate Eight 40th Anniversary
Football icon

📣 Ashton Gate Eight 40th Anniversary

City will mark the 40th anniversary of the Ashton Gate Eight with a weekend of appreciation including a pitch parade by the Robins heroes.

Posted: Tuesday, January 18th 2022 • Football

Heat Recruitment make third donation to Digital Inclusion project
Bristol Sport icon

Heat Recruitment make third donation to Digital Inclusion project

Local company and long-time collaborators with the Bristol Sport Foundation (BSF), Heat Recruitment, have made a second donation of digital devices.

Posted: Tuesday, January 18th 2022 • Bristol Sport

🎟 Bumper crowd expected in BS3
Football icon

🎟 Bumper crowd expected in BS3

More than 19,500 tickets have already been claimed by supporters ahead of this Saturday’s Severnside Derby at Ashton Gate (12:30pm).

Posted: Tuesday, January 18th 2022 • Football