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Bristol bidding for top seeding

Thursday 16th January 2020

10:21 am (GMT)

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Bristol bidding for top seeding

Callum Sheedy, Bristol Bears' leading points-scorer in this season's European Rugby Challenge Cup with 38

Having already sealed a home quarter-final in the European Rugby Challenge Cup, Pool 4 winners Bristol Bears will be aiming for a top-two seeding when they travel to Zebre Rugby Club on Saturday.

However, the Italian club also have plenty to fight for, as a bonus-point win would put them in with a chance of reaching the last eight as one of the three best runners-up.

Key facts

  • All three previous Challenge Cup games between the clubs have been won by the home team.
  • Bristol have won both their away ties in the competition this season, but they have never done the hat-trick.
  • Bristol top the tournament’s charts for points (202), metres (2,647), breaks (90) and defenders beaten (180) this term.
  • No Challenge Cup side have made more tackles than Zebre (751) this season.

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Randall rescues Bristol’s unbeaten record

Saturday 18th January 2020

4:24 pm (GMT)

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Randall rescues Bristol’s unbeaten record

Harry Randall, Bristol Bears' saviour at Zebre on Saturday

Harry Randall preserved Bristol Bears’ unbeaten record in this season’s European Rugby Challenge Cup with a dramatic late try at Zebre Rugby Club on Saturday.

With the clock ticking on an arm wrestle of a match in the Italian mud, the elusive scrum-half spotted a rare gap in the home defence and darted under the posts.

Fly-half Callum Sheedy kicked the simple conversion and immediately referee Thomas Charabas blew for time.

That conversion stretched Bristol’s unbeaten sequence in this year’s tournament to six matches, but until Randall’s late intervention it looked as though the Pool 4 winners would surrender that record.

No.8 Jimmy Tuivati had given Zebre the lead with a 37th minute try that was converted by fly-half Carlo Canna and with it hope of a late dash to the quarter-finals, especially as Sheedy was yellow-carded immediately afterwards.

However, Bristol held out and in the end it was the 63rd minute red card for Zebre flanker Johan Meyer that proved crucial as the Italian side just ran out of numbers in defence with the Bears’ late attack.



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