Hooker Jake Kerr has signed a permanent contract with Bristol Bears.
The Scotland international, who initially arrived on a short-term deal at the end of the 2020/21 season, links up with the first team squad for pre-season preparations.
The Bears can also confirm the arrivals of Joe Cotton and Theo Strang on a trial basis until the end of 2021.
Former NSW Waratahs hooker, Cotton, originally hails from Bristol, while scrum-half Strang has made four appearances for the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby.
Bristol Bears can also confirm the departure of Chris Cook by mutual consent. Cook – who joined in the summer of 2020 – leaves with the club’s best wishes.