Bristol Bears travel to France this weekend to take on Toulon in in Aix-en-Provence in the final of the 2019/20 European Challenge Cup.

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Pat Lam’s side are bidding to earn Bristol’s first significant piece of silverware for 37 years, with this the club’s one shot on what is left of this season having been knocked out of the Gallagher Premiership play-offs at the semi-final stage last weekend with a 47-24 defeat to Wasps Rugby.

Toulon have a rich European heritage in the Heineken Champions Cup having won the tournament in 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15 but have also never won the second tier Challenge Cup meaning a new name will go on the trophy.

Bristol reached the final with a 37-20 victory over Bordeaux-Begles in the semi-final, while Toulon beat Leicester Tigers 34-19 in the other half of the draw.

Team news is at midday on Thursday.

The game kicks off at 8pm (UK time) on Friday night.

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