The visitors for this Sunday fixture are Paul Gustard's Harlequins side


With forming gradually improving for Pat Lam's side, the mood in BS3 is lifting and - while results are some way off the highs of the last two years - there is certainly cause for optimism. That being said however, recent meetings between the two have seen mixed results for the Bears, something that the home side will be desperate to change in this clash.

Both fixtures in 2019 saw the Twickenham side win 24-12 and 12-9 respectively, however, early 2020 saw Bears win 28-15 with Morahan and Vui scoring tries for Bristol and Sheedy grabbing the conversions and penalties.


About Bristol Bears

Following a disappointing relegation to the Greene King Championship in the 2016/17 season, Bristol Rugby shone in the following campaign, securing their return to rugby's top division at the first time of asking.

Rebranded as the Bristol Bears and playing at a refurbished Ashton Gate Stadium, the side endured an up-and-down first season back in the top flight, finishing ninth before a fantastic 3rd place finish in the delayed 2019/20 season before succumbing to Wasps in the play offs semi final. The Bears pushed on impressively under the stewardship of head coach Pat Lam, however, winning their first-ever European Challenge Cup at the tail end of the 2019/20 season.

The club continued this impressive form last season, winning 17 out of 22 matches and achieved their highest ever finish by being top of the table at the end of the normal season. However, the Bears' season ended in disappointment as they lost to eventual champions Harlequins at Ashton Gate in the semi-finals. Despite a successful campaign, Pat Lam's side will be hoping to go a step further in the 2021/22 season.  

Find a full fixture list and follow updates on the club's official website.