2020-21 Premiership Rugby – Bristol Bears vs London Irish Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Bristol Bears vs London Irish taking place? Saturday 12th June, 2021 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Bristol Bears vs London Irish taking place? Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol

Where can I get tickets for Bristol Bears vs London Irish? Check official club websites for information about purchasing tickets

What television channel is Bristol Bears vs London Irish on? BT Sport have the rights to televise Gallagher Premiership matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Bristol Bears vs London Irish? If televised on BT Sport, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

THE TEAM NEWS

Bristol Bears: 15 Max Malins, 14 Luke Morahan, 13 Semi Radradra, 12 Siale Piutau (cc), 11 Henry Purdy, 10 Ioan Lloyd, 9 Harry Randall, 8 Ben Earl, 7 Dan Thomas, 6 Steven Luatua (cc), 5 Joe Joyce, 4 Dave Attwood, 3 Max Lahiff, 2 Harry Thacker, 1 Yann Thomas

Replacements: 16 Will Capon, 17 Jake Woolmore, 18 John Afoa, 19 Chris Vui, 20 Jake Heenan, 21 Andy Uren, 22 Callum Sheedy, 23 Alapati Leiua

London Irish: 15 Tom Parton, 14 James Stokes, 13 Curtis Rona, 12 Terrence Hepetema, 11 Ollie Hassell-Collins, 10 Paddy Jackson, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Albert Tuisue, 7 Blair Cowan (c), 6 Sean O’Brien, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Adam Coleman, 3 Lovejoy Chawatama, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Will Goodrick-Clarke

Replacements: 16 Matt Cornish, 17 Facundo Gigena, 18 Ollie Hoskins, 19 George Nott, 20 Jack Cooke, 21 Matt Rogerson, 22 Nick Phipps, 23 Jacob Atkins

THE PREDICTION

Bristol Bears all-but secured their spot in first place ahead of the play-offs with an intense 23-26 win over in-form Leicester Tigers last Saturday and they can confirm that in this winnable home fixture against struggling London Irish. Bristol have lost just four matches out of 21 played so far this season and look set for a great showdown with defending champions Exeter Chiefs in the play-off final if both sides keep up their incredible form. Travelling London Irish will be sore following a sixth-straight Premiership defeat in a heart-breaking 36-39 loss at home to Wasps last time out and they look unable to cause anything like a shock here. There could be some nerves but take the hosts to cover -10 in this one.

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