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How Smith explained the tackle rule to an RFU panel

George Smith knows a thing or two about tackling, which made it all the more surprising that he was red carded as Bristol faced Premiership champions Saracens. After being cleared at a hearing, Smith talks exclusively to ESPN about THAT challenge.

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Injured Piutau out until late October

Bristol Bears have confirmed star signing Charles Piutau will be out until late October but will not require surgery on an injured shoulder.

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Lam: Bristol are coming back to win

Pat Lam, Bristol Bears' head coach, looks at their promotion to the Gallagher Premiership as an opportunity to secure a spot in next season's Champions Cup, rather than to merely feed off the scraps of the top table.

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Piutau: Club over country an 'easy decision'

Charles Piutau has insisted it was an "easy decision" to put supporting his family before a chance to chase further All Blacks honours.

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470dESPN Staff

Luatua, Madigan to debut for Bristol

Seven players will make their competitive debuts for Bristol when they take on Hartpury in their Championship opener on Sunday.

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Bristol refute £1m Piutau salary

Bristol say they faced "massive competition" before securing the services of New Zealand star Charles Piutau.

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589dESPN Staff

Aviva Premiership team news

The Aviva Premiership reaches the final round of games with Leicester and Bath vying for the final playoff place. Here is the team news across the league.

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Newcastle denied Champions Cup spot

A late try at Northampton denied Newcastle a potential Champions Cup play-off spot but the Falcons finished their campaign in style with a thumping 39-27 win over Bristol

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592dESPN Staff

Worcester, Bristol and Newcastle signings

Worcester, Newcastle and Bristol all announced signings as the Aviva Premiership enters the final round of games before the semifinals.

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594dPA Sport

Saracens ease to victory over Bristol

Saracens moved to within one win of guaranteeing a home Aviva Premiership semi-final but produced one of their worst performances of the season in dispatching relegated Bristol 27-9.

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Bristol could get relegation reprieve

Bristol will avoid relegation from the Aviva Premiership if Doncaster or Ealing Trailfinders win this season's Championship title.

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Wasps victory relegates Bristol

Wasps consigned Bristol to a last place finish in the Aviva Premiership and almost-certain relegation after claiming a comfortable 36-21 victory at Ashton Gate.

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Late try denies Bristol victory

Bristol were pushed a step closer to relegation from the Aviva Premiership as they fell to a 38-34 defeat against Exeter at Sandy Park.

2019 RankingsEuropean Rugby Challenge Cup

  • BTL5th
    TRIES SCORED 1st La Rochelle : 27 Tries Scored
    LA RO1st
  • BTL9th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Clermont Auvergne : 112 Points Difference