Bristol Bears sign Chris Cook ahead of 2020/21 season

Bristol Bears director of rugby Pat Lam
Bristol Bears director of rugby Pat Lam
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Bristol Bears have confirmed that scrum-half Chris Cook will join the Gallagher Premiership club ahead of the 2020/21 season.

Cook's professional rugby debut came in 2010 with Bath Rugby and went on to make 140 appearances for the club that includes 89 Premiership games in which he scored six tries.

“The opportunity to challenge myself at Bristol is one that excites me and it’s clear from the outside that it’s a club moving in a really positive direction," he told the official website of the club.

“I’m grateful to Bath Rugby for everything they have done for my career and I’d like to sincerely thank the coaches, players and staff for their support over many years.

“It’s great to be staying in the West Country and I’m looking forward to the new chapter at Ashton Gate with the Bears.”

The 29-year-old also represented England Under 20 in the past apart from loan stints with Esher and London Welsh.

“Chris is an experienced Premiership performer and he adds real depth and quality to the scrum half position," said director of rugby Pat Lam.

“What also impressed us about Chris is that he’s genuinely excited about the journey we are on as a club. He’s looking forward to getting on our Bears bus and being part of our environment and adding value to keep the bus moving forward.

“To have four English qualified scrum halves competing for a starting berth is a real positive and reflects our Bears vision.”

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