Bath have no clear time frame on when England international Anthony Watson could return to action after he re-tore his Achilles tendon.
Bath have signed South African prop Jacques van Rooyen from Super Rugby side Lions.
Bristol return to rugby's top flight by launching the new 2018-2019 Premiership season against rivals Bath.
South Africa No 8 Duane Vermeulen has signed for Japanese Top League side Kubota Spears.
England international lock Dave Attwood will return to Bath for the 2018/19 season following a loan spell with Toulon.
Holders Leinster have been drawn against Wasps, Toulouse and Bath in Pool One in next season's Champions Cup.
Eddie Jones has apologised to Bruce Craig for branding the Bath owner the "Donald Trump of rugby".
Stuart Barnes previews England's Test series against South Africa and Ireland's latest showdown with Australia.
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