Transfer News: Samoa international joins Bristol on loan

Samoan international James Lay has joined Bristol Rugby on a two-month loan agreement.

The tighthead prop – who has made four test appearances for Samoa including an outing versus England at Twickenham in November – arrives from the Bay of Plenty.

Lay’s brother, Jordan, agreed terms to sign for Bristol Rugby ahead of the 2018/19 season from Edinburgh.

Gaston Cortes (calf) and Alex Giltrow (concussion) remain unavailable, so Pat Lam has moved quickly to bolster his front row options ahead of a crucial block of league games.

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