Pat Lam confirms Bristol Bears are on standby for Premiership final

Pat Lam confirms Bristol Bears are on standby for Premiership final

The Bristol Bears could be in line for a double after Premiership Rugby told the club that they could potentially take Wasps' spot in the Premiership final.

Speaking after their Challenge Cup victory on Friday, Pat Lam said he hopes his side will not be called up to play Exeter Chiefs in the Premiership final next Saturday but says his Bristol Bears side will be ready if called upon.


"We want Wasps and Exeter to play the game, they thoroughly deserve to be there. That’s the final that should happen," the Bristol director of rugby said.

"But the world we live in with Covid, and I felt sorry for Sale as well. We just don’t know."

Lam continued: "We have been told to be ready.


"It is one of those things if we are told we are in, we will get everyone together and just do it.

Despite losing 47-24 to Wasps in the Premiership semi-finals, Bristol have been placed on standby to replace Wasps with the Conventry-based side been rocked by positive Covid-19 tests.


Four players and three members of staff members at Wasps recorded positive results for the virus following the scheduled testing day on Tuesday (October 13) and the club immediately halted training for the remainder of the week after learning the results on Wednesday.

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