Bristol Bears confirm future of their two highest-paid stars - Ruck

Bristol Bears confirm future of their two highest-paid stars

Bristol Bears are set to keep hold of both Semi Radradra and Charles Piutau despite the Premiership changing its rules regarding marquee-players.

Premiership clubs were informed last season that they will have to cut their number of marquee players from two to one. Those are the players whose salaries sit outside of the £5m salary cap. 

But Radradra and Piutau are reportedly allowed to stay at Ashton Gate on big money as both agreed their current contracts before the subsequent rule change, according to the Mail Online.

Bears director of rugby Pat Lam rejected the reports that either of their two major stars could leave, saying: ‘The boys are both on contract. 

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Leicester is rumoured to be the most likely destination for out of contract Bath, England and Lions winger for next season.

Rumours of his departure have subsided since it was revealed that current Munster coach Johann van Graan would be stepping into the head coach role, but there is still no certainty about his future, nor is there any shortage of clubs lining up to sign him.

Anthony Watson of Bath Rugby arrives for the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bristol Bears and Bath Rugby at Ashton Gate on 1 Oct. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

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