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Transfer News: Bristol Bears and Ospreys swap forwards

Ospreys’ hooker Sam Parry has joined Bristol Bears on a short-term loan, while Jordan Lay goes the other way, making the switch to Liberty Stadium.

27 year-old Parry arrives at Ashton Gate with immediate effect and is available for selection. As part of the swap, Loosehead prop Lay departs on a four-week agreement.

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With Shaun Malton (groin) and Will Capon (shoulder) sidelined, head coach Lam bolsters his front row options with the arrival of Parry.

“We’re missing Shaun and Will to long-term injuries, so it was important we added depth to that position with a crucial period coming up,” said Lam.

“Ospreys were looking for a front rower, so it’s the ideal situation to give Jordan [Lay] an opportunity to get some minutes under his belt at the same time.”

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