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Posted Friday, September 24th 2021

Team news: Wasps vs Bristol Bears - GP R2

Dave Attwood returns to the starting line-up as Bristol aim to return to winning ways at the Coventry Building Society Arena on Saturday (3pm KO).

  • Two changes from opening day defeat to Saracens
  • Dave Attwood and Yann Thomas come into the pack
  • Henry Purdy returns on the bench
  • Steven Luatua captains club in league for 51st time

The England international lock is one of two changes to side ahead of the encounter with Wasps, as Yann Thomas comes into the front row.

Henry Purdy is included among the replacements following a long-term injury and could make his first outing of the campaign from the bench in the Gallagher Premiership round two clash.

Bristol Bears team to face Wasps at the Coventry Building Society Arena on Saturday, September 25thย (3pm KO):

15. Charles Piutau; 14. Niyi Adeolokun, 13. Piers Oโ€™Conor, 12. Alapati Leiua, 11. Ioan Lloyd; 10. Callum Sheedy, 9. Andy Uren; 1. Yann Thomas, 2. Harry Thacker, 3. Max Lahiff, 4. Dave Attwood, 5. Chris Vui, 6. Steven Luatua (c), 7. Dan Thomas, 8. Nathan Hughes.

System players: 16. Will Capon, 17. Jake Woolmore, 18. Jake Armstrong, 19. Ed Holmes, 20. Jake Heenan, 21. Harry Randall, 22. Sam Bedlow, 23. Henry Purdy.

Unavailable: Bryan Byrne, John Afoa, Kyle Sinckler, Joe Joyce, Semi Radradra, Siva Naulago, Luke Morahan.


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