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Posted Thursday, February 11th 2021

Team news: Gloucester vs Bristol Bears

Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro will make his first start for the club when Bristol Bears face Gloucester Rugby on Friday (7.45pm KO).

  • Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro set for first Bears start
  • Lam makes three changes for West Country derby
  • Morahan and Heenan named in starting line up

The Argentinian international is one of three changes to Pat Lam’s side for the West Country derby at Kingsholm.

Luke Morahan returns to the back three in the only change to the backline, while Jake Heenan starts in the back row in place of the unavailable Steven Luatua.

Andy Uren is set to make his 100th competitive appearance for the club, having graduated through the Bristol Academy, while Fitz Harding is listed among the replacements for the round nine encounter.

Bristol Bears team to face Gloucester at Kingsholm on Friday, February 12th (7.45pm KO):

15. Charles Piutau; 14. Luke Morahan, 13. Piers O’Conor, 12. Siale Piutau, 11. Henry Purdy; 10. Ioan Lloyd, 9. Andy Uren; 1. Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2. Bryan Byrne, 3. John Afoa (c), 4. Dave Attwood, 5. Chris Vui, 6. Jake Heenan, 7. Dan Thomas, 8. Nathan Hughes.

System players: 16. Will Capon, 17. Jake Woolmore, 18. Jake Armstrong, 19. Ed Holmes, 20. Fitz Harding, 21. Tom Kessell, 22. Sam Bedlow, 23. Alapati Leiua.

Unavailable: Harry Thacker, Yann Thomas, Kyle Sinckler, Max Lahiff, Joe Joyce, Ben Earl, James Dun, Steven Luatua, Harry Randall, Chris Cook, Callum Sheedy, Max Malins, Semi Radradra.


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