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  Bristol Bears travel to Ricoh for first semi-final since 2007  
 

BRISTOL Bears face a first Premiership semi-final in thirteen years when Pat Lam’s men travel to Ricoh Arena on Saturday (1.30pm KO).

The Director of Rugby – who has overseen a record points tally for the club in the top-flight regular season – selects an entirely new starting line-up to the side that suffered defeat to Wasps in round 20.

Skipper Steven Luatua returns to lead the side, while Nathan Hughes is also named in the back row.

Andy Uren is selected at scrum half while Callum Sheedy, fresh from an international call-up with Wales, also comes back into the side.

George Kloska is listed among the replacements with Will Capon (ankle) and Bryan Byrne (hamstring) unavailable.

Bristol Bears team to face Wasps Rugby at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday, October 10th (1.30pm KO):

15. Max Malins; 14. Luke Morahan, 13. Semi Radradra, 12. Siale Piutau, 11. Piers O’Conor; 10. Callum Sheedy, 9. Andy Uren; 1. Jake Woolmore, 2. Harry Thacker, 3. John Afoa, 4. Joe Joyce, 5. Chris Vui, 6. Steve Luatua (c), 7. Ben Earl, 8. Nathan Hughes.

System players: 16. George Kloska, 17. Yann Thomas, 18. Kyle Sinckler, 19. Ed Holmes, 20. Dan Thomas, 21. Harry Randall, 22. Sam Bedlow, 23. Alapati Leiua.

Unavailable: Bryan Byrne (hamstring), Will Capon (ankle), Jake Armstrong (ankle), Max Lahiff (calf), Charles Piutau (achilles), Henry Purdy (hamstring).



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