Bristol Bears return to Ashton Gate this Saturday for Newcastle Falcons clash

Bristol Bears return to Ashton Gate this Saturday for Newcastle Falcons clash

Posted on: 04 Feb 2022

Pat Lam's side are back on home turf having lost just one game since the turn of the year.


Bristol Bears are returning to Ashton Gate Stadium this weekend for their latest Gallagher Premiership fixture, set to line up against Newcastle Falcons on Saturday 5 February.


The Bears go into the matchup in fine form, on a run of three consecutive wins in domestic and European competition, and will be looking to get a foothold on their Premiership season with a victory in front of a home crowd.


Tickets for this weekend's match - kicking off at 14:00 in BS3 - are still available in limited numbers and can be found here.



After the highs of a 2020/21 season that saw The Bears top the Premiership table at the end of the regular season, many expected Pat Lam's side to push on and challenge for the title again in 2021/22.


A disappointing start to the current campaign saw The Bears pick up just one win in their opening five games, and the club remain hovering around the wrong end of the table, currently sat 11th after 12 games played.


This weekend's opponents, Newcastle Falcons, find themselves one place above Bristol going into the fixture, albeit having played one game more.


The reverse fixture, back in October, saw Newcastle run out eventual 13-5 winners in a cagey affair in the North East. 


Pat Lam will be encouraged by his team's recent form, following up a home win against Sale Sharks with two impressive performances in the Heineken Champions Cup, coming out on top against Stade Francais and Scarlets respectively.


Bristol Sport officials are expecting another huge crowd through the turnstiles at Ashton Gate this weekend, with tickets available at a special price of £15 to Bristol Bears members. 


To find out more about Bristol Bears, to secure your tickets for their clash with Newcastle Falcons or to browse a full 2021/22 fixture list, head to the club's official website.

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