Bears Beyond The Gate

Ep61 - Bristol held to dramatic draw at London Irish and Tigers preview

February 22, 2021 Bears Beyond The Gate Season 2 Episode 61
Bears Beyond The Gate
Ep61 - Bristol held to dramatic draw at London Irish and Tigers preview
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Bears Beyond The Gate
Ep61 - Bristol held to dramatic draw at London Irish and Tigers preview
Feb 22, 2021 Season 2 Episode 61
Bears Beyond The Gate

In this week's show we try to make sense of the crazy 34-34 draw away at London Irish.  Bristol up by 31-13 at the break and seemingly in control with a try-scoring bonus point in the bag. But a terrible second half and some tactical substitutions that appeared to backfire meant the Bears were lucky to end up with a draw. We discuss the players that shone in the game and those that had an off day. 

But with a squad starting to wear thin with injuries and international call ups, was this three points gained away from home or a potential five-point haul that slipped through our fingers. Either way with Exeter's home defeat, we have extended our lead at the top of the table this weekend.

We also look forward to next week's game at the Gate against Leicester Tigers and get the inside track on their form with Adam Whitty, sports journalist for BBC Radio Leicester. Adam gives a great insight into the Tigers and how they are rebuilding as a club.

We also discuss Harry Randall's withdrawl from the England squad with an ankle injury, Chapparo's decision to join Benetton once his loan with Bristol is up and much more...


 

Show Notes

In this week's show we try to make sense of the crazy 34-34 draw away at London Irish.  Bristol up by 31-13 at the break and seemingly in control with a try-scoring bonus point in the bag. But a terrible second half and some tactical substitutions that appeared to backfire meant the Bears were lucky to end up with a draw. We discuss the players that shone in the game and those that had an off day. 

But with a squad starting to wear thin with injuries and international call ups, was this three points gained away from home or a potential five-point haul that slipped through our fingers. Either way with Exeter's home defeat, we have extended our lead at the top of the table this weekend.

We also look forward to next week's game at the Gate against Leicester Tigers and get the inside track on their form with Adam Whitty, sports journalist for BBC Radio Leicester. Adam gives a great insight into the Tigers and how they are rebuilding as a club.

We also discuss Harry Randall's withdrawl from the England squad with an ankle injury, Chapparo's decision to join Benetton once his loan with Bristol is up and much more...