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Bristol Bears
Location: Bristol
Founded in 1888
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England - Gallagher Premiership18/10/2019Bristol Bears - Bath43-16
England - Premiership Cup12/10/2019Exeter Chiefs - Bristol Bears42-19
England - Premiership Cup06/10/2019Bristol Bears - London Irish44-27
England - Premiership Cup27/09/2019Bristol Bears - Gloucester20-17
England - Premiership Cup20/09/2019Harlequins - Bristol Bears24-12
Fixtures
England - Gallagher Premiership26/10/2019Harlequins - Bristol Bears
England - Gallagher Premiership01/11/2019Bristol Bears - Sale Sharks
England - Gallagher Premiership10/11/2019Exeter Chiefs - Bristol Bears
European Rugby Challenge Cup16/11/2019Bristol Bears - Zebre
European Rugby Challenge Cup22/11/2019Brive - Bristol Bears
Historical names
First seasonLast seasonTeam name
1888/892000/01Bristol Rugby
2001/022004/05Bristol Shoguns
2005/062017/18Bristol Rugby
Honours list
CompetitionTitlesRunners up
British & Irish Cup 10
RFU Club Competition 13
National Trophy 10
England - Zurich Championship 01
Team History
Season: 
2019/20Competition not yet finished in European Rugby Challenge Cup and Competition not yet finished in England - Gallagher Premiership and Second in Group 2 in England - Premiership Cup
2018/19Defeated in Quarter finals in European Rugby Challenge Cup and Ninth in England - Gallagher Premiership and Second in Group 3 in England - Premiership Cup
2017/18Winner in England - Greene King IPA Championship (promoted to Gallagher Premiership) and Third in Group 2 in UK & Ireland - British & Irish Cup
2016/17Third in Group 4 in European Rugby Challenge Cup and Twelfth in England - Aviva Premiership (relegated to Greene King IPA Championship) and Third in Group 3 in UK & Ireland - Anglo Welsh Cup
2015/16Winner in Final in England - Greene King IPA Championship (promoted to Aviva Premiership) and Second in Group 2 in UK & Ireland - British & Irish Cup
2014/15Defeated in Final in England - Greene King IPA Championship and Defeated in Semifinals in UK & Ireland - British & Irish Cup
2013/14Defeated in Final in England - Greene King IPA Championship and Defeated in Semifinals in UK & Ireland - British & Irish Cup
2012/13Fifth in England - RFU Championship and Defeated in Quarter finals in UK & Ireland - British & Irish Cup
2011/12Defeated in Semifinals in England - RFU Championship and Fourth in Group 2 in UK & Ireland - British & Irish Cup
2010/11Fourth in Playoff - Group 1 in England - RFU Championship and Winner in UK & Ireland - British & Irish Cup
2009/10Defeated in Final in England - RFU Championship and Second in Group 2 in UK & Ireland - British & Irish Cup
2008/09Second in Group 2 in European Challenge Cup and Twelfth in England - Guinness Premiership (relegated to RFU Championship) and Fourth in Group 4 in UK & Ireland - EDF Energy Cup
2007/08Third in Group 3 in Heineken Cup and Ninth in England - Guinness Premiership and Third in Group 4 in UK & Ireland - EDF Energy Cup
2006/07Defeated in Quarter finals in European Challenge Cup and Defeated in Semifinals in England - Guinness Premiership (qualified for Heineken Cup 2007/08) and Third in Group 1 in UK & Ireland - EDF Energy Cup
2005/06Third in Group 1 in European Challenge Cup and Eleventh in England - Guinness Premiership and Fourth in Group 1 in UK & Ireland - Powergen Cup
2004/05Winner in England - National Division 1 (promoted to Guinness Premiership) and Defeated in Quarter finals in England - Powergen Cup and Defeated in Semifinals in England - Powergen Shield
2003/04Ninth in England - National Division 1 and Defeated in Round of 16 in England - Powergen Cup and Winner in England - Powergen Shield
2002/03Second in Group 4 in Heineken Cup and Twelfth in England - Zurich Premiership (relegated to National Division 1) and Defeated in Round of 16 in England - Powergen Cup
2001/02Defeated in Quarter finals in Parker Pen Shield and Finalist in England - Zurich Championship (qualified for Heineken Cup 2002/03) and Defeated in Round of 16 in England - Powergen Cup
2000/01Third in Group 7 in European Challenge Cup and Ninth in England - Zurich Premiership and Defeated in Round of 16 in England - Powergen Cup
1999/00Defeated in Semifinals in European Challenge Cup and Sixth in England - Allied Dunbar Premiership and Defeated in Semifinals in England - Tetley's Bitter Cup
1998/99Winner in England - Allied Dunbar Premiership - Division 2 (promoted to Allied Dunbar Premiership) and Defeated in Round of 32 in England - Tetley's Bitter Cup and Defeated in Round of 16 in England - Cheltenham and Gloucester Cup
1997/98Second in Group 1 in European Challenge Cup and Defeated in Playout in England - Allied Dunbar Premiership (relegated to Allied Dunbar Premiership - Division 2) and Defeated in Round of 32 in England - Tetley's Bitter Cup and Defeated in Quarter finals in England - Cheltenham and Gloucester Cup
1996/97Fifth in Group 2 in European Challenge Cup and Winner in Playout in England - Courage League and Defeated in Round of 16 in England - Pilkington Cup
1995/96Sixth in England - Courage League (qualified for European Challenge Cup 1996/97) and Defeated in Quarter finals in England - Pilkington Cup
1994/95Sixth in England - Courage League and Defeated in Round of 16 in England - Pilkington Cup
1993/94Fourth in England - Courage League and Defeated in Round of 16 in England - Pilkington Cup
1992/93Sixth in England - Courage League and Defeated in Round of 32 in England - Pilkington Cup
1991/92Tenth in England - Courage League and Defeated in Quarter finals in England - Pilkington Cup
1990/91Eleventh in England - Courage League and Defeated in Round of 16 in England - Pilkington Cup
1989/90Ninth in England - Courage League and Defeated in Quarter finals in England - Pilkington Cup
1988/89Seventh in England - Courage League and Defeated in Quarter finals in England - Pilkington Cup
1987/88Ninth in England - Courage League and Finalist in England - John Player Cup
1986/87Defeated in Quarter finals in England - John Player Cup
1985/86Defeated in Round of 32 in England - John Player Cup
1984/85Defeated in Round of 32 in England - John Player Cup
1983/84Finalist in England - John Player Cup
1982/83Winner in England - John Player Cup
1981/82Defeated in Round of 16 in England - John Player Cup
1980/81Defeated in Round of 16 in England - John Player Cup
1979/80Defeated in Round of 16 in England - John Player Cup
1977/78Defeated in Quarter finals in England - John Player Cup
1976/77Defeated in Round of 16 in England - John Player Cup
1975/76Defeated in Quarter finals in England - John Player Cup
1974/75Defeated in Round of 16 in England - RFU Club Competition
1973/74Defeated in Round of 16 in England - RFU Club Competition
1972/73Finalist in England - RFU Club Competition
1971/72Defeated in Round of 16 in England - RFU Club Competition