Player Movement: Bristol Rugby

Player Movement: Bristol Rugby

Because of their dedication on building a solid team for the upcoming season, Bristol has signed a high number of players this year.

Here are the 12 new signings that are expected to boost their 2016/17 campaign.


Martin Roberts (signed 27 January 2016 from Ospreys)

Roberts spent his early rugby days as halfback at Neath College, before linking up with the Scarlets where he made over 60 appearances.

The former Wales scrum-half signed with Bristol until the end of the upcoming season.


Rhodri Williams (signed 1 February 2016 from Scarlets)

Williams made his Wales debut against Tonga in 2013 and has won three caps, scoring his solo try against Scotland in the 2014 Six Nations.


The 23-year-old has made 79 appearances for Scarlets and has signed for two years with Bristol.

Luke Arscott (signed 10 March 2016 from Bath)

Arscott, who spent four seasons at Bristol between 2006-2010, signed a one-year contract to rejoin Bristol from Bath for the start of the upcoming season.

The 32-year-old made only seven league appearances for Bath after joining from Premiership rivals Exeter in June 2014.

Tusi Pisi (signed 31 March 2016 from Sunwolves)

Samoa fly-half Pisi will arrive at Bristol from Japan's first Super Rugby franchise the Sunwolves and has also made appearances for Toulon, the Hurricanes and the Crusaders as well as winning 29 caps for Samoa.

Jordan Williams (signed 5 April 2016 from Scarlets)

Williams was part of the Wales Under-20 side that reached the Junior World Championship final in 2013 and was selected to tour South Africa with the senior team in 2014.

The versatile 22-year-old has scored 81 points in 54 appearances with the Welsh region and has signed to join Bristol for two years.

Other players to sign for next season:

Nick Fenton-Wells (from Bedford Blues)

Jordan Crane (from Leicester Tigers)

Thretton Palamo (from Saracens)

Jon Fisher (from Northampton Saints)

Soane Tonga'uiha (from Oyonnax)

Will Hurrell (from Doncaster Knights)

Giorgi Nemsadze (from Tarbes)

Players to leave Bristol this year:

Matthew Morgan (to Cardiff Blues)

Marco Mama (to Worcester Warriors)

Dwayne Peel (retired)

Craig Hampson (to Wasps)

George Watkins (to Jersey Reds)

Ellis Genge (to Leicester Tigers)

Tommaso Benvenuti (to Benetton Treviso)

Josh Ovens (released)

Darren Hudson (released)

James Stephenson (released)

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