If you want to watch Bristol Bears v Bath Rugby this week, you have come to the right place. We’ve rounded up the best channels to watch the Bristol derby, including Sky Sports, Virgin, and Sky Sports Main Event. However, if you’re looking for more options, check out our Bristol Bears v Gloucester Rugby article.
Bristol Bears v Bath Rugby
This week’s game is a big one. Bristol Bears host Bath Rugby at Ashton Gate in what could be the curtain raiser for the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership season. The game is uncertain though, as the passing of Her Majesty the Queen has led to some uncertainty. Kick-off is set for 7.45pm. Bristol is coming off a disappointing season in which they fell from first place to 10th. Bath, meanwhile, finished bottom of the table for the first time in the professional era.
The match was marred by controversy. Bath’s Niall Annett was sent off in the 37th minute after getting involved in a brawl with Bristol’s players. Bristol’s Chris Calledy also received a yellow card. The game ended 31-29 to Bristol.
After a tense first half, the Bears were able to seal victory. The visitors made fewer mistakes than Bristol, which allowed them to score a try. The Bears, meanwhile, were unable to defend a penalty goal that they were awarded. Their try came from a forward pass from England lock Joe Launchbury.
Bristol’s promotion to the RFU Championship in the 2017-18 season was secured with two games to spare. They finished first in the table, 20 points ahead of second place Ealing Trailfinders and fifteen points ahead of third-placed Bedford Blues. However, this promotion was scrapped after a few years due to poor form.
Bristol Rugby Club was founded in 1888. They played at the Memorial Ground until 2014, and now play at Ashton Gate Stadium in the south-west of the city. The team’s head coach, Pat Lam, was appointed in 2017. Bristol has won the John Player Cup on four occasions and qualified for the 2022-23 European Rugby Challenge Cup. The club has also won the second division of England’s Second Division four times.
Bristol Bears v Gloucester Rugby
The Gloucester Rugby v Bristol Bears match takes place on Saturday, October 15. The game will kick off at 3pm and is covered live on BT Sport 2. According to Premiership Rugby, the game will be shown live. After the game, highlights and a replay will be available to view.
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The Bears were relegated to the second tier in 1998, but were saved by Malcolm Pearce. However, they lost control of the Memorial Stadium Company to Bristol Rovers, which remained their tenant until the 2013-14 season. The Bristol Bears’ first season outside the top flight was a memorable one, with first-time visits to many of their opponents. Eventually, they won the Premiership Two title and gained promotion back to the top division.
The game ended in a red card for Bath’s Niall Annett after the Bears won 31-29 in Ashton Gate. The Red Card came during the 37th minute during a brawl between Bristol and Bath players. Bristol’s Matt Gallagher also received a yellow card in the same incident.
Bristol Bears v Exeter Chiefs
This weekend’s Bristol Bears v Exeter Chiefs rugby league game was a resounding success for the hosts, who dominated the game throughout. In doing so, they soaked up Exeter’s pressure and executed their own vice-like grip on the game. They prowled down the field and opened up the Exeter defence, and their final try, a penalty by Josh Morahan, sealed the win for the hosts.
Bristol Bears suffered their first defeat of the season last week to the Newcastle Falcons, and they were not at their best. Exeter Chiefs had also suffered their first defeat of the season against Sale Sharks, but they were able to bounce back and claim victory. This game is expected to be very competitive, with the winning side expected to come away with a 1-12 victory.
Exeter’s maul game was at its best in the first half, with Exeter denying the Bears an opportunity to score in the corner. However, the Bears were able to score in the second half after their replacement Cowan-Dickie intercepted Chris Vui’s pass.
After a close first half, Exeter came out firing and dominated for long periods. The home side took the lead with a try from Toby Fricker, while the visitors added a further three tries. After halftime, Exeter led 17-7. They remained ahead throughout the second half, and pushed their lead up to a huge 20-point margin.
The Exeter Chiefs have a good record against Bristol Bears. Bristol won four of their last five games at Ashton Gate in the Premiership Rugby before losing to Exeter in Round Five. Bristol Bears are one of the most experienced sides in the competition and their last meeting with the Chiefs ended in a draw.
Bristol Bears v Saracens
Bristol Bears will welcome Bath Rugby to Ashton Gate for the first game of the season. The last time these two teams met in the Premiership, Bath came from 21-0 down to win 29-27 thanks to a last-minute try by Tom de Glanville.
The match marks the return of the Gallagher Premiership after five months. Fans are hoping for a strong performance in the opening match of the season. The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1. The live stream can be found here.
Bristol Bears are on a six-game losing streak in the Premiership and have won just one of their last 15 matches. They’ve also lost five of their last six home games, with their sole win coming in March 2021. In addition, the Bears have only won four home games this season, and have been beaten in the first five rounds of the season.
Saracens are a very strong side, despite the recent defeat to the Falcons at home. The visitors are looking to be more open and free-flowing this season, although they still remain a classy outfit. It will be an intriguing game to watch if you’re a rugby fan.
Bristol Bears v Cardiff Rugby
Bristol Bears are set to play Cardiff Rugby in an Anglo-Welsh friendly on Friday, November 11. The game is part of a series of home and away fixtures and will replace a Worcester Warriors fixture that was rescheduled due to the Worcester Warriors going into administration. The Bristol Bears are also working to find a replacement fixture for a match against Wasps, who are also in administration.
For fans in the UK, the game will be shown live on Channel 4. However, those outside the UK can still view it by using a VPN. There are a number of free live streams on Peacock and Channel 4 that you can watch. However, if you’re based overseas, you’ll have to purchase a subscription.
You can also watch the match on BT Sport 2 for BT Sport subscribers. However, if you’re a non-BT Sport subscriber, you may have to turn off the live stream to watch the match. Alternatively, you can view the game on BBC Wales. It’s a great way to see the match without paying a fee.