Carlow man Bryan Byrne will be part of the Bristol Bears squad for next season after being named by the club this week.
He joined Bristol in 2020 having initially arrived on a short-term loan agreement from Leinster.
His twin brother Ed is currently playing for Leinster as they get ready for a Heineken Champions Cup final and the business end of the URC.
BRISTOL BEARS SQUAD 2022/23 (as of May 17th, 2022)
Jake Armstrong, Jono Benz-Salomon, Toti Benz-Salomon, Rhys Charalambous, Ellis Genge, George Kloska, Max Lahiff, Martin Mulhall, Kyle Sinckler, Yann Thomas, Jake Woolmore.
Bryan Byrne, Will Capon, Fred Davies, Jake Kerr, Harry Thacker
James Dun, John Hawkins, Ed Holmes, Joe Joyce, Chris Vui, Joe Owen, Charlie Rice
Magnus Bradbury, Fitz Harding, Jake Heenan, Sam Jeffries, Steven Luatua, Dan Thomas, Macenzzie Duncan
Oscar Lennon, Harry Randall, Andy Uren, Tom Whiteley
AJ MacGinty, Callum Sheedy, Jac Lloyd, Tom Wilstead, Sam Worsley
Jack Bates, Sam Bedlow, Ioan Lloyd, Piers O’Conor, Charlie Powell, Semi Radradra, James Williams, Harry Ascherl
Toby Fricker, Gabriel Ibitoye, Luke Morahan, Siva Naulago, Henry Purdy, Deago Bailey
Rich Lane, Charles Piutau
*Bold denotes Academy player integrated with Senior squad.
Departing: Niyi Adeolokun (22 apps), John Afoa (86 apps), Dave Attwood (74 apps), Ashley Challenger (8 apps), Joe Cotton (1 app), Mitch Eadie (147 apps), Tiff Eden (24 apps), Antoine Frisch (13 apps), Nathan Hughes (53 apps), Alapati Leiua (102 apps), Theo Strang (9 apps).