Radradra took just 4 seconds to remind of us of his talent
Bristol Bears were boosted by the return of Harry Randall, captain Steven Luatua and Semi Radradra, but it was the Fijian that stood out on return in particular.
Radradra made his first outing of the season from the bench following his Olympic gold-winning exploits in the summer.
Radradra took just four seconds after coming on to show his remarkable talents, getting a brilliant offload off to a teammate after making a half bust against British and Irish Lions LRZ and Chris Harris.
Bristol still lost but that’s not important. It’s great to Semi back in action, as he’s probably on his day the best player in the game.
For everyone’s sake, hopefully he remains hail and hearty ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France. It would be a tragedy for the sport if we don’t get to see him in the biggest tournament just under two years time.
Bristol Bears had run an average of 799 metres per game with the ball, the most of any team in the Premiership in 2021/22; only Exeter Chiefs (134) and London Irish (126) have made more carries per game than the Bears in the league this season (114).
Bristol Bears have made the second most passes per game in the league this season (177.5), while only Exeter Chiefs have made more than them (178.4); Bears have made the most offloads per game of any team in the league this term (12.3).
15. Charles Piutau (53 apps); 14. Toby Fricker (22 apps), 13. Henry Purdy (27 apps), 12. Piers O’Conor (89 apps), 11. Alapati Leiua (89 apps); 10. Callum Sheedy (115 apps), 9. Harry Randall (71 apps); 1. Jake Woolmore (89 apps), 2. Harry Thacker (59 apps), 3. John Afoa (73 apps), 4. Dave Attwood (63 apps), 5. Joe Joyce (132 apps), 6. Chris Vui (74 apps), 7. Dan Thomas (95 apps), 8. Steven Luatua (83 apps) (c).
System players: 16. Jake Kerr (10 apps), 17. Yann Thomas (76 apps), 18. Ashley Challenger (2 apps), 19. Jake Heenan (61 apps), 20. Fitz Harding (15 apps), 21. Tom Whiteley (4 apps), 22. Semi Radradra (22 apps), 23. Luke Morahan (85 apps).