Rob Hawkins: Bristol sign retired hooker as injury cover for Marc Jones
Former Newcastle hooker Rob Hawkins has come out of retirement to join Bristol on a short-term deal.
The 33-year-old, who was most recently at Newcastle, quit rugby in May but has joined Andy Robinson's side to cover Marc Jones who has a knee injury.
Jones could be out for up to three months after sustaining the knock in a pre-season match.
Hawkins, a Premiership winner with Leicester in 2013, became a special constable with the police in November.