Bears Beyond The Gate

Bears Beyond The Gate

A Bristol Bears podcast made by fans for fans. Each week your hosts Tony (TC), Pete, Lee and Miles will take a light-hearted look at developments from Ashton Gate and beyond.


November 20, 2022 61 min

In this week's show we reminisce about the Bears 26-18 victory over South Africa A in front of a record-breaking attendance at Ashton Gate.

The boys discuss the game and the off-pitch events this made this game one that will live long in the memory. But find out why Lee had to raise a Gets My Goat from Thursday night.

We also discuss Bristols 38-31 loss away to Gloucester in the Premiership Cup and the Women's convincing open...

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In this week's show we discuss Bristol Bears 31-12 friendly win against Cardiff at Ashton Gate.  Hear our thoughts on the game, performances and the match day announcer!

We then look ahead to Thursday's big Game against a South Africa XV at a sold out Ashton Gate. Find out who we think will play against the Boks and why it is so important the off-pitch experience is good for first time visitors to the Gate. We also think abo...

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In this week's show we just have to get a few things off our chests. It is a "Gets My Goat" special after a night to forget at Ashton Gate.

Bristol fell to a 25-10  defeat against Saracens in what was billed as a "Fireworks Spectacular". But much like the promised pyrotechnics, the Bears failed to ignite on the night as our losing streak continues. Hear our thoughts on the tactics, excuses and player performances...

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In this week's show the boys take a look ad the disappointing defeat at Franklin's Gardens. After a promising opening 10 minutes the Bears conceded 38 points without reply and eventually lost 45-31 to Northampton Saints.

Just about everything that could go wrong, did go wrong on a day to forget that included injuries to Joyce, Piutau and Capon. Hear our thoughts on the tactics, selections and player performances. 

We also loo...

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In this week's show we discuss the 29-0 victory against Bath in the Premiership Cup. Harry Thacker helped himself to a hat trick as an experienced Bristol team overwhelmed Bath at the Rec.

We also look forward to the next league game away at Northampton Saints and give our thoughts on selections and score predictions.

In a busy week off the pitch we discuss the news that Kyle Sinckler has extended his Bristol contract, our surpri...

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In this episode we discuss the narrow 31-28 loss to Gloucester at Kinsgholm. After chastening defeats to Newcastle and Exeter this was an improved performance by Bristol, even if some basic errors cost us dear. Hear our thoughts on player performances and the key points from the game.

We also talk about the A Team's game at Exeter and the Women's cup game against Loughborough Lightening. There's also our thoughts on Wasp...

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Bristol follow up their hugely disappointing loss away at Falcons with something even worse  - a record home Premiership points defeat at the hands of SW neighbours Exeter Chiefs. 

After a reasonable first half the second is a shocker leaving the Bears' faithful stunned on fan appreciation night and sadly the only followers leaving the Gate with grins on their faces were those from down the M5.

We analyse what went wrong and '...

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There are four grumpy Bears on this podcast after Bristol's hugely disappointing defeat away at bottom club Newcastle Falcons in the league. A catalogue of errors and lapses in discipline let the Falcons swoop for their first win of the season. Hear our post mortem on the game and the players' performances.

We also discuss the midweek defeat at home to Exeter in the Premiership Cup. Two young sides locked horns with the Chie...

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In this week's show we discuss Bristol Bears 40-36 home win against London Irish. That's three wins in a row to start the season and 14 out of 15 available points collected. Hear our thoughts on the key moments and our review of the players' performances. 

We also look ahead to the mid-week game against Exeter Chiefs in the Premiership Rugby Cup and the next league game away at the faltering Falcons. We speculate on who ...

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In this week's show we cover the Bears opening games of the 2022-23 season.

First up the rescheduled opener against Bath, which saw the return of the Ellis 'Baby Rhino' Genge to Bristol.  We assess the narrow victory that came 24 hours later than expected following the sad passing of HM Queen Elizabeth. 

We then analyse this week's resolute away win against Wasps. Our first victory at their place for 22 years as the B...

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We are back with season four of Bears Beyond The Gate.

This week we discuss the performances from the Bears three pre-season friendlies and ask what pointers can we take for the opening game.

We also preview 'The Big One' that kicsk off our season at home against arch rivals Bath. We give our thoughts on the starting XV and how we see the game going.

There's also our review of this seasons three shirts, our thoughts on Wor...

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In this week's show we discuss the disappointing 42-19 defeat at Sale to finish our campaign for the year. Hear our thoughts on the game, tactics and player performances. 

We then look back on the 2021/22 season picking out some of the highs, a few of the lows and some of the memorable moments on and off the pitch. We also pick out the players we've enjoyed watching most this year and give our initial thoughts on how the Bea...

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What a way to round off the home campaign with a fine 40-33 win against local rivals Exeter Chiefs.  In a flashback to last season the Bears played some sublime rugby to score six tried and end Exeter's playoff hopes. We talk about some sparkling performances and analyse how the Bears turned in such a great victory.

This week we also said goodbye to eleven players following the publication of the retained list for 2022/23. We di...

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In this week's show we look ahead to the final home game of the season as Bristol face Exeter Chiefs at the Gate. Hear our thoughts on the team and our predictions for the game. 

We also look forward to the Women's team's trip to Sandy Park to face Exeter in the play off semi final, following this week's narrow away to defeat to Exeter in their final league game.  It's all Exeter, Exeter, Exeter!

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In this week's show we discuss the heavy defeat at Welford Road as the Bears lost 56-26 to Leicester. We talk about the game, tactics and player performances. 

We also discuss today's news that John Afoa will leave the club at the end of the season rather than take up a role as a full time coach. John is heading to France with a two-year playing contract.

We discuss the implications of losing both our best scrummager and a co...

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What a difference a week makes. After European disappointment last week the Bears bounced back with a late 29-28 win over Gloucester to win the Rifles Cup.

With Semi out for the rest of the season and many of our other stars unavailable the match day squad did the club proud to snatch a late win despite Sam Bedlow's red card. Hear our thoughts on the game and player performances.

We also talk to the Leicester fan's podcast ab...

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In this week's show we talk about the fateful Friday night that saw Bristol dumped out of the Champions Cup by Sale. Hear our thoughts on the selections, tactics and player performances.
 We also preview the next home game against Gloucester with our friends from the Cherry Jam Podcast.
 Due to a technical glitch the last five minutes of this week's recording is unavailable. 

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It may not have been a showcase of fluent rugby but we are mighty happy with the 9-10 victory away at Sale in the Champions Cup first leg. Hear our thoughts on the game, player performances and Pat's tactic of going with a superstar heavy bench.

With the second leg at home on Good Friday we debate the Bears approach for the next clash with Sale. Same again or do we start our big names from the first minute. Hear our thoughts.

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Not a great week for the Bears with disappointing loss against Gloucester in the Premiership Cup quickly followed by a league defeat away at Northampton. Hear our thoughts on the player performances, tactics and where it all went wrong... again.

To make a bad week on the field worse, news broke of Bristolian Dave Attwood's departure at the end of the season to join Bath. Then the Daily Telegraph's  revelation that a contract...

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In this week's show we review Bristol 61-19 win against Bath in the Premiership Rugby Cup and the narrow 27-23 defeat to Saracens in the 'Showdown' at White Hart Lane.

Hear our thoughts on both games and the player performances that stood out.

There's also our previews of the forthcoming games against Gloucester (cup) and we speak to Northampton journalist, Tom Vickers, about our trip Saints  (league). Plus more rumou...

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