Friday, January 27, 2023
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Radradra retains spot, Naulago out

Flying Fijians centre Semi Radradra has retained his spot in the Bristol Bears starting line-up for their opening European Challenge Cup match against the USA Perpignan tomorrow. 

Radradra marked his return from injury with a fourth minute try against Leicester Tigers last week, while in the back three, Luke Morahan is back from injury to join the in-form Gabriel Ibitoye and Charles Piutau.

Upfront, Yann Thomas starts at loosehead alongside hookers Harry Thacker and Max Lahiff, with Joe Batley and Chris Vui continuing in the second row.

Fitz Harding returns at number eight, with Jake Heenan and skipper Steven Luatua completing the back row.

Another Flying Fijian Siva Naulago is unavailable this weekend. 

Bristol Bears will take on the USA Perpignan at 8am tomorrow.

Bristol Bears– Charles Piutau, Luke Morahan, Semi Radradra, Joe Jenkins, Gabriel Ibitoye, AJ MacGinty, Will Porter, Yann Thomas, Harry Thacker, Max Lahiff, Joe Batley, Chris Vui, Steven Luatua (c), Jake Heenan, Fitz Harding.

Reserves:System players: Jake Kerr, Jake Woolmore, Jay Tyack, Elliott Stooke, Dan Thomas, Tom Whiteley, Callum Sheedy, Ioan Lloyd.

Reginald Chandar
Reginald Chandar
Head of News & Sports |


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