Bristol Bears was one of the most important protagonists of the regular season of the Premiership from England. The team of Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro finished first and will play the semifinal at home against Harlequins, on Saturday at 9.25am live on ESPN 3.
Despite starting with a loss to the Wasps on Date 1, Bristol achieved great consistency throughout the tournament that allowed them to finish first and thus secure home to fourth, Harlequins.
The Tetaz Chaparro Bears finished the Premiership with 17 wins, 1 draw and no more than 4 losses. One of the most significant victories and where a serious candidate began to be seen was on date 6 when he beat the last champion Exeter 20-6 on the road.
Without achieving bulky or striking results, Bristol achieved very important victories throughout the competition. Building strong at home and hitting key shots away from home, the Bears became a very tough nut to crack for the rest of the teams. One of the great victories of the season was on date 18 when they defeated Bath 40-20 as a visitor, a stadium in which they did not win for many years.
Leicester was the last to suffer and where Bristol managed to stay with first place in the Premiership. Now, he will host Harlequins on Saturday for a place in the final.
The Bears want to get into their first final ever since they never played one and were never champions even when the format was league.