Ed­in­burgh sign Bris­tol ace Hur­rell

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BRIS­TOL have lost their bat­tle to keep cen­tre Will Hur­rell when his con­tract runs out at the end of the sea­son.

The pow­er­ful cen­tre, who joined Bris­tol at the start of last sea­son from Don­caster, will be ply­ing his trade in the PRO14 af­ter agree­ing to join Richard Cock­er­ill’s Ed­in­burgh from the sum­mer.

He is un­likely tobe the only de­par­ture from Ash­ton Gate with Samoan fly-half Tusi Pisi ,the bother of Ken and Ge­orge, com­ing to the end of a two-year deal.

And he could be joined in leav­ing by long serv­ing util­ity back Jack Tovey who has come through the ranks at the club and who is also in the fi­nal year of his cur­rent deal.

Mean­while, Blind­side un­der­stands that Bris­tol have se­cured Glouces­ter’s Samoan in­ter­na­tional hooker Motu Matu’u for next sea­son. It’s also be­lieved that Le­ices­ter hooker Harry Thacker will be head­ing to the West Coun­try af­ter Tigers signed Tatafu Polota-Nau.

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