Bristol Bears have put an eye-watering score on Enisei STM in their Challenge Cup Round 5 encounter at the Yug Stadium in Sochi.


Playing 2,000 miles away from home, the Bears ran out 65 – 9 winners over their hosts, scoring eleven tries in the process.

There was a hattrick for hooker Nick Fenton-Wells, while Pier O’Conor scored twice. There were also tries for Nick Haining, Matt Protheroe, Jake Armstrong, Sam Graham and Tom Pincus.

The Russian side manged threw penalties from the boot of flyhalf Ramil Gaisin.

Bristol Bears: Protheroe (Powell 43); Pincus, O’Conor, Bedlow (Eden 68), Daniels; Sheedy (co-capt), Uren (Stirzaker 48); Woolmore (Dawe 54), Fenton-Wells, Armstrong (Thiede 54), Holmes (Hawkins 54), Joyce, 6. Haining, Heenan, Crane (cc) (Graham 54).
Replacements: Thacker, Dawe, Thiede, Hawkins, Graham, Stirzaker, Eden, Powell.

Enisei-STM: Maslov, Babaev, Trishin, Gerasimov, Simplikevich, Gaisin, Shcherban; Sekisov, Magomedov, Zykov, Saulite, Elgin, Gachechiladze, Temnov, Gargalic.
Replacements: Mamukashvili, Polivalov, Pronenko, Krotov, Biakov, Riabischuk, Mikhaltsov, Orlov.


Bristol Bears: Tries: O’Conor 5, 76, Joyce 14, Fenton-Wells 21, 54, 72, Haining 35, Protheroe 39, Armstrong 52, Graham 60, Pincus 64. Cons: Sheedy 5, 52, 54, 60, 72

Enisei-STM: Pens: Gaisin 11, 19, 28. Yellow: Simplikevich 9

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