33 players commit their future to Bristol Bears

Bristol Bears director of rugby Pat Lam
Bristol Bears director of rugby Pat Lam
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Bristol Bears have confirmed 33 players have committed their immediate future with the club ahead of their Premiership game against Saracens.

The list includes Steven Luatua, Charles Piutau, Nathan Hughes, Chris Vui, Luke Morahan and Kyle Sinckler alongside Andy Uren, Joe Joyce and Callum Sheedy.

The length of contract has not been disclosed by the club.

“To offer 33 contracts and have 33 accepted is a massive boost to everyone at Bristol Bears," said director of rugby Pat Lam.

"The contract details differ from player to player with flexibility on both sides to allow for what is best for both the player and for the club each year going forward.

“It means that we are able to continue to plan long term at the Bears, knowing that the squad are committed to bringing success to the club as we progress on this incredible journey.

"I’m personally delighted that I will have the opportunity to continue working together with some of them into their fourth, fifth and sixth season at the Bears".

Bristol are at third place in the Gallagher Premiership table with eight wins from 13 games and a win on Saturday could push them to the second place replacing Sale Sharks.

Bristol Bears 33-man squad:

Jake Woolmore, Yann Thomas, Harry Thacker, Will Capon, Bryan Byrne, Kyle Sinckler, John Afoa, Max Lahiff, Jake Armstrong, Dave Attwood, Ed Holmes, John Hawkins, Chris Vui, Joe Joyce, Steven Luatua, James Dun, Dan Thomas,Jake Heenan, Nathan Hughes, Mitch Eadie, Andy Uren, Harry Randall, Callum Sheedy, Tiff Eden, Siale Piutau, Sam Bedlow, Piers O’Conor, Siva Naulago, Alapati Leiua, Luke Morahan, Charles Piutau, Henry Purdy, Toby Fricker

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