What a weekend it was for Bristol. Rooted to the bottom of the table with relegation becoming an increasingly likely prospect, an inspired performance from Gavin Henson might have just given them a new lease of life in their quest for survival.
The Welsh playmaker kicked three penalties and landed a drop goal to give the Premiership’s bottom side an unlikely 12-11 win over a Bath side that included internationals such as Semesa Rokoduguni, Jonathan Joseph, Rhys Priestland and Charlie Ewels.
However, in spite of the fact that they might yet be relegated, Bristol are competing with some of Europe’s biggest clubs on the transfer market, having already secured 14 times capped All Black, Steven Luatua, ahead of next season.
Furthermore, according to The Bristol Post, they are also chasing the signatures of both Ryan Crotty and TJ Perenara. Although nothing further has been reported on Bristol’s pursuit of the All Black duo, the Rugby Paper now believe the club to be competing with Toulon for Tawera Kerr-Barlow.
Although nothing has yet been confirmed, the Rugby Paper believe an announcement on Kerr-Barlow’s future will be made in the coming days.
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena
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