BRISTOL RUGBY Hughes and Byrne back in Bears pack

Bristol Bears light logoNathan Hughes returns to the Bristol Bears back row against his former club Wasps tonight at Ashton Gate (1945ko).

Full back Charles Piutau and hooker Bryan Byrne also return for the Premiership leaders.

Fly half Tiff Eden is set to make his first start since December while homegrown centre Charlie Powell starts on the bench and will be hoping to make his first Premiership appearance of the season.

Bristol Bears starting 15 Charles Piutau; 14 Niyi Adeolokun 13 Henry Purdy 12 Piers O’Conor 11 Siva Naulago; 10 Tiff Eden 9 Andy Uren; 1 Yann Thomas 2 Bryan Byrne 3 Max Lahiff 4 Dave Attwood 5 Joe Joyce 6 Steven Luatua (capt) 7 Dan Thomas 8 Nathan Hughes

16 Will Capon 17 Jake Woolmore 28 John Afoa 19 Chris Vui 20 Jake Heenan 21 Tom Kessell 22 Charlie Powell 23 Toby Fricker

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