Bristol forward James Dun signs new long-term deal

Bristol Bears director of rugby Pat Lam
Bristol Bears director of rugby Pat Lam
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Bristol Bears have announced that forward James Dun has signed a new long-term contract with the Gallagher Premiership club.

Dun joined the Bristol Academy at the age of 13 and went on to make his club debut in 2018.

The 27-year-old has made 27 appearances for the club and had a loan stint with Championship side Jersey Reds in 2022/23 season. He also represented England Under 20 side in the past.

“I’m proud to have signed a new contract with the club I grew up watching and supporting," he told the club's official website.

"The environment here is perfect for my development and progression as a player and I’m learning all the time from the coaches and players around me.

“To represent my hometown is something I’m incredibly proud of.

"Bristol is a great environment for young players to develop and I’m excited to see what we can achieve over the next few years.”

Bristol Bears director of rugby Pat Lam

“Homegrown players is a key pillar of our club and Dunny epitomises what we’re trying to achieve at the Bears with young, hungry players with huge potential.

"At just 24-years-old, Dunny will be a key part of our exciting squad moving forwards and we’re pleased that another talented Bristolian has committed his long-term future to the Bears.”

Bristol are positioned eighth in the Gallagher Premiership table with six wins from 12 matches.