Bristol Bears have announced the capture of British & Irish Lion Kyle Sinckler, who arrives on a two-year deal.
The 26-year-old– who joins from Harlequins in the summer of 2020 – has 31 caps for England, representing his country at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Sinckler featured in all three tests on the Lions’ tour to New Zealand in 2017. They will pay him a massive £500,000-per-year
“Kyle is an outstanding player and it’s fantastic to bring someone of his international calibre to the Bears,” said Director of Rugby Pat Lam.
“He’s coming into his peak years as a front rower and has a wealth of experience at the very highest level. What really pleases us is Kyle’s attitude; he’s excited about coming to Bristol and being part of our journey.
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“A key part of our vision is developing our homegrown contingent to become England internationals. Kyle can set the example of what it takes for a young player to succeed at the highest level.
“With John Afoa committing for another season and Kyle coming onboard for two, it’ll strengthen the depth of such a key position with two world class players as we plan to fulfil our Champions Cup ambitions.”