Leinster Forward Joins Bristol Bears On Short-Term Loan Deal

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

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On the move.

Leinster hooker Bryan Byrne has joined Premiership fliers Bristol Bears on a short-term loan deal.

The Leinster hooker, who has made 47 appearances for the Irish province, joins the club next week.

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Byrne will has been brought in after it was confirmed that Harry Thacker (neck) will be sidelined for up to three months.

Director of Rugby Pat Lam said:

“Following confirmation of Harry’s long-term injury, we needed to bring in cover for the hooker position.

“We’re grateful to Leo Cullen and the IRFU for supporting this move and for their co-operation. Like all Leinster players, Bryan has proven quality and experience at the highest level of the domestic game.”