29 November 2019 22:33
Charles Piutau has overcome an ankle injury to return for Bristol at full-back Gallagher Premiership Venue: Ashton Gate Date: Sunday, 1 December Kick-off: 15:00 GMT Coverage: Updates on BBC local radio and live scores on the BBC Sport website Bristol Bears have Charles Piutau, John Afoa and Nathan Hughes back from injury for the visit of London Irish. Winger Toby Fricker is handed a first Premiership start after impressing with tries in the European Challenge Cup. Irish move Curtis Rona to the blindside wing in the absence of Ben Loader, with centre Tom Stephenson continuing alongside Terrence Hepetema. Australia second row Adam Coleman is set to make his Exiles debut after being named among the replacements. Bristol Bears: C Piutau; Morahan, O'Conor, S Piutau, Fricker; Sheedy, Uren; Woolmore, Thacker, Afoa, Joyce, Vui, Luatua (capt), D Thomas, Hughes. Replacements: Capon, Y Thomas, Lahiff, Holmes, Hamilton, Randall, Lloyd, Leiua.
London Irish: Jackson; Naholo, Stephenson, Hepetema, Rona; Myler, Meehan; Hobbs-Awoyemi, Fainga'a, Hoskins, Botha, Van der Merwe (capt), Rogerson, Cowan, Tuisue. Replacements: Matu'u, Elrington, Chawatama, Coleman, Mafi, Ioane, Phipps, Parton. Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU). Video Members of London church group SPAC Nation were encouraged to commit fraud and financially exploited by pastors who signed them up as a guarantors for loans, it is alleged. The group has previously been lauded by police for diverting young people from gang culture, but ex-members tell a different story.