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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Bristol

Last year
# Irish Abroad
Ireland-capped Niyi Adeolokun to leave Bristol at the end of the season
Kilkenny man Martin Mulhall is joining Pat Lam’s squad this summer.
# Bienvenue
'O'Gara, O'Connell, O'Callaghan, Stringer - I looked up to those guys'
Born and bred in France, new Munster signing Antoine Frisch is also Irish-qualified.
All time
# Support
Rugby's men in tights get Pat Lam backing
World Rugby’s Law Four was previously only applicable to the women’s game.
# Analysis
How teams are creatively using the 50:22 kicking law in rugby
Munster, Bristol, and the Dragons delivered some smart examples last weekend.
# Coronavirus
UK man tests positive for Covid-19 for 305 days in world's 'longest ever' case of virus
Dave Smith told reporters that he was ready to die and give up on life.
# comeback trail
Tuilagi set for comeback from Achilles injury when Sale take on Bristol
Tuilagi is poised to make his first appearance since September.
# Bristol
Fourth ‘Kill the Bill’ protest passes off peacefully in UK
A proposed law would give police powers to impose conditions on non-violent protests.
# England
Disorder at ‘Kill the Bill’ protest in Bristol roundly condemned
Home Secretary Priti Patel branded the scenes ‘unacceptable’ and said ‘thuggery and disorder’ would never be tolerated.
# Reparations
Bristol council passes motion on reparations for city’s role in slave trade
Mayor Marvin Rees said the conversation on race will be complex, but that should not stop it taking place.
# missed opportunity
'It was not the smartest decision - a mistake that is on me'
Connacht captain Paul Boyle regrets the decision not to take a last minute kick at goal and secure a losing bonus point last night.
# Champions Cup
Connacht on the brink of European exit after losing to Bristol
Pat Lam’s team win 27-18 in the Sportsground leaving Connacht effectively out of the Champions Cup.
# Skipper
'He's a very special player and a very special bloke. He wants an Irish jersey'
23-year-old Paul Boyle captains Connacht against Bristol in the Champions Cup today.
# Crunch time
Pat Lam says Bristol’s Champions Cup hopes ‘on the line’ against Connacht
His side are boosted by the return from injury of their captain Steven Luatua, who makes his first appearance this season.
# Changes
Aki and Oliver come into Connacht starting XV for visit of Pat Lam's Bristol
Andy Friend’s men hope to deliver more of the good stuff from Paris last weekend.
# standing out
Japan star scores hat-trick in Clermont win over Pat Lam's Bristol
Kotaro Matsushima scored three times in the impressive victory.
# Artwork
Banksy confirms mural of sneezing pensioner on side of Bristol house is his work
The image appears to show a pensioner whose sneeze is knocking over buildings.
# Explosion
16-year-old boy among four killed in England water works explosion
Emergency services were called to the explosion involving one of the chemical tanks yesterday.
# Bristol
Four dead after large explosion at UK wastewater plant
A fifth person was also hurt in the blast but their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
# First Time
Exeter edge to first European crown after stunning final battle with Racing
Simon Zebo scored two tries for the Top 14 side as they came up short in Bristol.
# On the brink
Wasps blitz Bristol to reach first Premiership final for three years
It was Wasps’ 12th victory in their last 13 Premiership games under head coach Lee Blackett and a huge blow for former Connacht coach, Pat Lam.
# Irish Abroad
'It was tough, I would have had aspirations of staying on in Leinster'
27-year-old hooker Bryan Byrne has found a new lease of life with Pat Lam’s Bristol.
# Familiar faces
Adeolokun and McCabe join Pat Lam's Bristol on short-term deals
The wing and loosehead prop have signed on until the end of the 2019/20 season.
# ambitions
Ed Byrne driving on with Leinster as twin brother Bryan settles in Bristol
The 26-year-old Carlow men have been split up for the first time in their careers.
# Bristol
Protester sculpture that replaced Edward Colston statue has been removed
Bristol mayor Marvin Rees tweeted: “I understand people want expression, but the statue has been put up without permission.”
# Bristol
Statue of slave-trader Edward Colston replaced with sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester
The memorial to the 17th Century slave merchant was pulled down last month.
# edward colston
Man arrested over toppling of slave-trader MP statue in Bristol
The 24-year-old was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and has been released under investigation.
# Bristol
Toppled slave trader statue lifted out of Bristol harbour by council
Bristol’s mayor Marvin Rees had previously confirmed the statue would be exhibited in a museum.
# Sensible
Another Saracens player agrees loan move to stay in Premiership next season
Jack Singleton is heading for Gloucester, while Ben Earl and Max Malins will be at Bristol.
# youth strike 4 climate
Greta Thunberg tells Bristol climate rally she 'will not be silent while world is on fire’
Thunberg was the headline speaker at the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate on College Green, Bristol.
# Vandalism
Banksy's Valentine's Day mural in Bristol covered up following ‘mindless vandalism’
The elusive artist had confirmed he was behind the piece by posting two images of it on social media.
# World Class
Pat Lam's Bristol announce signing of England and Lions prop Sinckler
The 26-year-old will make the move from Harlequins this summer.
# Bristol
British teen sentenced for killing motorcyclist by placing bike in his path
The teenage boy, who admitted manslaughter, cannot be named for legal reasons.
# Irish Abroad
'I've realised that Ireland is where I want to settle when the rugby career ends'
30-year-old Ian Madigan has had a challenging season with Bristol Bears.
# Irish Abroad
Madigan nails 88th-minute conversion to give Lam's Bristol a vital win
The 29-year-old showed his composure at the very death against Northampton.
# Irish Abroad
Callum O'Dowda on target with deft finish as Bristol City book FA Cup passage
The Ireland international scored Bristol’s equaliser on Friday as they booked their place in the fifth round.
# Bristol
Boy (16) suffers potentially life-changing injuries as 'unknown substance' thrown at face in UK
The attack happened close to a Pizza Express restaurant near Merlin Road in Bristol.
# Familiar faces
Copeland set for Connacht bow as Madigan starts for Lam's Bristol
Andy Friend has recalled Tiernan O’Halloran at fullback for Connacht’s final friendly game.
# Irish Abroad
Ireland international Madigan up for Championship Player of the Year
The 32-times capped out-half was instrumental as Pat Lam’s Bristol earned promotion.
# Old friends
John Muldoon to link up with Pat Lam again as Bristol's defence coach
The Connacht legend is moving straight into professional coaching after he retires from playing.
# faces of evil
A British newspaper has apologised for a front page published 21 years ago
The Bristol Post says a 1996 headline caused lasting damage to how people view the paper.