TRANSFER NEWS | Henry Purdy secures permanent return to the Premiership

Henry Purdy has signed a two-year contract with Bristol Bears, following an impressive start to his career at Ashton Gate.

The versatile back, who can play at wing, centre or full back, joined the club from GKIPA Championship side, Coventry, on a short-term loan deal in January.

The 25-year-old played 82 times for Gloucester during a five-year tenure at Kingsholm and scored against his former club on his full debut for Bristol at Ashton Gate.

“Henry has made a big impression in a short period of time since arriving at Bristol Bears,” said Director of Rugby Pat Lam.

“He came to the club with a desire to establish himself back in the top-flight and we’ve already seen what he is capable of.

“Our vision is about building a world class squad with quality depth in every position. Henry is an intelligent rugby player who is a real threat across a number of positions.”


Purdy added: “I’ve really enjoyed my short time at the club, and I’m very grateful for the welcome everyone at Bristol has given me.

“It feels like an awesome culture Pat has built here with an outstanding group of players and staff.

“It’s an exciting time to be a Bear, and I’m really looking forward to what’s to come.”

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