Soon to be promoted Championship side Bristol sign Gloucester scrum-half Harry Randall.
England u20's scrum-half Harry Randall has signed for soon to be promoted Championship side Bristol Rugby ahead of the 2018/19 season.
The former Wales U16 captain spent two years with Welsh outfit Scarlets between 2013 and 2015 before making his move to England.
Randall joined Hartpury college when he was 17 before joining the Gloucester Academy. Whilst with Gloucester, he continued to represent Hartpury in the Championship, where he caught the eye of Bristol head coach Pat Lam.
Gloucester were keen to keep hold of Randall, but the youngster will likely stand better chances of first team appearances with Bristol. The 20-year-old is currently competing with the likes of Willi Heinz, Ben Vellacott and Callum Braley for first team action with the Cherry and Whites.
Randall said: “I’m massively excited about the vision and the ambition that Bristol have in place and I’m looking forward to what the future holds.
“I spoke to Pat Lam about what he wants to achieve, but also how he sees me developing.
“Bristol play an entertaining brand of rugby and I’m confident it’ll be suited to the way I enjoy playing the game.”
Earlier today, Bristol head coach Lam expressed his excitement following the news of Randall's signing.
“We’re delighted to be able to bring a player of Harry’s calibre into the squad for the coming campaign – he’s somebody we have been impressed by for a long time,"
“Harry fits the bill of the sort of players we want at the club; young, English and exciting to watch. He’s a dynamic and intelligent scrum half who is eager to learn and develop at Bristol.
“I’m excited about our scrum half options next season. We’ve secured Nic (Stirzaker), who has captained the Rebels and has over 50 Super Rugby caps.
“His experience will be invaluable to help Harry progress to, what we hope in the future, will be international honours.”