PWR – Bristol Bears v Gloucester-Hartpury

The fixture schedule was different this week: for the first time it spread across three days, with Bears taking on Gloucester-Hartpury at 19.30 on Friday evening. And sure enough, it was freezing cold. Whose bright idea was this? That helps to explain the lack of scoring, just a try in each half for Gloucester-Hartpury. The

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Chiefs v Bears – PWR – Round Two

You would not have wanted to be part of the Bristol management team watching on. As the game unfolded, the Bears were guilty of error upon error that cost them possession and territory. It was as if the Sandy Park bogey had its beady eye on them. Gabriella Nigrelli, another of England’s young Under 20s

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Harlequins v Bristol Bears

This was the game you refuse Christmas pudding for – or should that be ‘a second helping of…’? It formed the first half of a double-header with the men’s teams at a sold-out Stoop. For the first time Wayne Barnes refereed a Prem 15s game. This was a worryingly one-sided contest for Bristol, Quns’ running in

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Source: David Howlett

The Longest Game Ever?

Allianz Premier 15s – Round 15 Bristol Bears v Saracens Probably not, but a game started at 2.30 called a halt at 5.15 It all happened in the first half. Five minutes from kick-off. Georgia Evans sustained a nasty injury to her shoulder; her onfield treatment took a quarter-of-an-hour. Only a few moments after she

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Bristol say Farewell to Seven

Dave Ward’s broom is sweeping clean. Bristol Bears announce the departure of no fewer than seven players. No reasons are offered. The one big surprise is Clara Nielson, the only Red Rose the Bears had available all last season; she was their captain too. The other names are Chelsea Jones, Gemma Rowland, Lauren Smyth, Megan

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A new Head Coach – a Family Feud?

It’s excellent news that Bristol Bears have appointed Dave Ward as their new head coach. He comes with vast experience with Quins, England and lately Ampthill. It’s a plus that he is a Bristol man himself. It’s very much end of the season with only one fixture still to play, so his eyes will be

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Source: Neil Kennedy

Wasps enjoy bonus point over Bristol

It was a Halloween spectacular in the rescheduled fixture against Bristol Bears with ten tries and a bonus point win for Wasps. A fiery first half saw seven tries from Wasps leaving Bristol with work to do going into the second- the home side came back with two of their own but Wasps added three

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Wasps remain unbeaten by Bristol Bears

The MAC is back and Wasps remain unbeaten by Bristol Bears Described by Liz Crake as an inevitable “dog fight”, this week’s events did not disappoint when Wasps took on Bristol at Shaftsbury park. Wasps have remained victorious over the hosts in their previous encounters of the Tyrrell’s competition. But with Bristol sitting below them

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