# bristol bears

Last year
# Planning ahead
Bristol Bears lock Joe Joyce to join Connacht for start of 2023/24 season
The Irish-qualified second row will make the move to the Sportsground next summer.
# Playoff race
Bristol all but end Exeter's top-four hopes in Premiership
In Friday’s other Premiership match, Sale won 16-7 away to Wasps.
# Rising Star
Ioan Lloyd produces moment of magic as Bristol end losing run against Sale
The Sharks have not claimed a league win on the road this season.
All time
# forfeit
Scarlets concede Champions Cup opener against Bristol following Covid chaos
The Welsh side currently have 32 players in quarantine in a hotel near Belfast.
# Deja Vu
Harlequins fight back from 21 points down to beat Bristol
In June, Bristol led Quins by 28 points in the Premiership semi-final before the Londoners fought back to win 43-36.
# Going nowhere
Pat Lam signs new five-year contract with Bristol Bears
The former Connacht coach has committed his future to the club with a new long-term deal.
# Mighty Quins
Harlequins overturn 28-point deficit at Bristol to reach final after extra time
Jerry Flannery’s Quins are into the Premiership final for the first time since 2012 where they will meet Exeter who beat Sale 40-30.
# Called Off
Premiership game between Bristol and London Irish cancelled due to coronavirus issues
The result has been listed as 0-0, with four points allocated to Bristol and London Irish receiving two points.
# Honest
'It's been tough. It means so much to me' - Emotional Kyle Sinckler discusses Lions omission
The England prop was surprisingly left out of Warren Gatland’s 37-man squad.
# west country
Connacht's Stephen Kerins joins Bristol Bears on short-term deal
Pat Lam has again dialled up his former side.
# Cited
England prop facing potential ban for swearing at referee during Bristol game
Kyle Sinckler apologised for the incident on social media.
# victorious
Pat Lam's Bristol see off Toulon to lift Challenge Cup
The Bears were 32-19 winners tonight, having scored a try in the opening 15 seconds of the game.
# medical advice
Bristol centre retires after suffering probable stroke in January
Will Hurrell came off with a head injury during his side’s clash with Leicester in January.
# Irish Abroad
'It's going to be tough, so this has to be the players' bit of escape'
Bristol Bears’ head of athletic performance, Kevin Geary, explains how the club is training remotely.
# statement
Lam hails signing of 'world class performer' Radradra
The Fijian international will join Bristol on a three-year deal ahead of the 2020/21 season.
# Four more years
Lam signs new long-term deal to stay with Bristol Bears until 2023
The former Connacht head coach will have his title changed to director of rugby.
# Mul
'You have to put your feet in their shoes': John Muldoon's first steps in coaching
After 17 years at the Sportsground, the Connacht legend is now defence coach under Pat Lam at Bristol.
# Setback
Shoulder injury sustained against Connacht puts Piutau's Bristol debut on hold
Pat Lam says the former Ulster back is due to see a specialist.
# Familiar faces
Connacht continue good form by getting the better of Pat Lam's Bristol
The western province came up against their former head coach in tonight’s pre-season friendly.
# new chapter
Muldoon ready 'to break that cord with Connacht' as Bristol host Westerners
“I’m very proud of the fact that I spent so much time with Connacht as a player, but the reality is that they have to move on and it’s the same with me.”
# all in the name
Recently-promoted Bristol announce 'brave new era' with Bears name change
Pat Lam has urged supporters to stay with the team and help them realise their dream of becoming a Champions Cup club.