|London Irish (13) 34|
|Tries: Mafi, Brophy-Clew, Phipps, Parton Cons: Jackson 4 Pens: Jackson 2|
|Bristol Bears (31) 34|
|Tries: O’Conor, Naulago 2, Vui Cons: Sheedy 4 Pens: Sheedy 2|
London Irish mounted a second-half fightback to draw with Premiership leaders Bristol Bears as both sides ran in four tries.
Trailing 31-13 at the break, Paddy Jackson converted Tom Parton’s late try to level the game after Theo Brophy-Clews and Nick Phipps had also crossed.
Two Siva Naulago efforts and scores from Piers O’Conor and Chris Vui had given the Bears an 18-point lead.
But the Exiles replied through Steve Mafi before dominating after the break.
More to follow.
London Irish: Stokes; Loader, Rona, Brophy Clews, Hassell-Collins; Jackson, Meehan; Goodrick-Clarke, Cornish, Chawatama, Mafi, Nott, Rogerson (capt), Cowan, Tuisue.
Replacements: Creevy, Dell, Hoskins, Munga, O’Brien, Phipps, Hepetema, Parton.
Sin-bin: Loader (57).
Bristol: C Piutau; Morahan, O’Conor, Bedlow, Naulago; Sheedy, Uren; Y Thomas, Capon, Afoa, Holme, Vui, Luatua (capt), D Thomas, Eadie.
Replacements: Kloska, Woolmore, Armstrong, Hawkins, Heenan, Kessell, Lloyd, Leiua.
Sin-bin: Bedlow (3), Eadie (61).
Referee: Karl Dickson (RFU).