BEARS GET THE DROP

Toulon Euro­pean Chal­lenge Cup fi­nal, 8pm

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BRIS­TOL have a Jonny Wilkin­son-style drop goal mas­ter­plan up their sleeves if tonight’s Euro­pean Chal­lenge Cup fi­nal against Toulon goes down to the wire.

The Bears have been fine-tun­ing their own ver­sion of Eng­land’s World Cup-win­ning extra time move – co­de­named Zig-Zag – which saw Wilkin­son drop-kick Clive Wood­ward’s side to glory.

“We have a play that will give us the op­por­tu­nity for a drop goal,” re­vealed Bris­tol di­rec­tor of rugby Pat Lam (above). “We have been prac­tis­ing it in train­ing since we played the Dragons in the quar­ter-fi­nals.

“I have a favourite say­ing, ‘It’s bet­ter to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it’. We have ev­ery­thing there if we need it and it’s up to the play­ers to choose which one they want to use.

“For where we want to be, get­ting a trophy would be a big boost for the club. This is the last time we plan on be­ing in this com­pe­ti­tion as we move on to the Cham­pi­ons Cup next year.”

Bris­tol cen­tre Semi Radradra will face his for­mer em­ploy­ers but the Bears will be with­out the in­jured Nathan Hughes.

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