What a full strength Bristol Bears XV might look like next season

6. Steve Luatua

The All Black international – who has fifteen caps for his country – linked up with Pat Lam once again, having worked together at the Blues in 2017.

A formidable presence for club and country, Luatua can play across the back row and in the second row.

The Bristol captain was nominated for Premiership player of the season and scooped Player’s Player of the Season in an imperious first campaign in the top flight last season.


7. Ben Earl

The back-rower made his England debut against Scotland in this season’s Six Nations and, despite joining the Bears on loan, has also signed a new “long term” contract with Saracens.


8. Nathan Hughes

One of the most dominant forwards in the Gallagher Premiership, standing at 6’5” and weighing over 126kg, Hughes arrived from fellow top flight outfit Wasps in 2019.

A product of the Auckland academy, Hughes made his England debut in 2016.


9. Harry Randall

England U20s representative Harry Randall put pen to paper on a two-year deal which saw the scrum half arrive from West Country neighbours, Gloucester in 2018.

Randall represented Hartpury during the 2017/18 campaign, as a string of livewire displays cemented his reputation as one of the Championship’s standout half-backs.

A graduate of Hartpury college, Randall represented England through the age-groups, before playing for his country in the U20s Junior World Championships.

Randall enjoyed a stunning breakthrough season in the Premiership, scoring solo efforts against Newcastle Falcons and Leicester Tigers.


10. Max Malins

Malins – who is equally adept at fly half and full back – also joins on a season-long loan from Saracens.

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