Bristol Bears are set to host the World Champions and current number one ranked team in world rugby South Africa XV in an historic encounter in November.
The three-time World Cup winners will visit Ashton Gate on Thursday, November 17th, 2022 as part of their Autumn Nations Series tour of the Northern Hemisphere.
Bristol Bears Director of Rugby, Pat Lam said: “This is exactly one of the goals that Steve (Lansdown) and Chris (Booy) had for the Bears and our supporters at Ashton Gate – to have an opportunity to play a World class international team. Why not start with the current World Champions?
“This is a massive opportunity for all our players to test themselves against one of the best; for our staff to put on an amazing unforgettable event and for our incredible supporters to welcome and host South African supporters from all over the world to Bristol and Ashton Gate. November 17th will be a memorable night make sure you lock it in to be there.”