Hawkins joins Bristol

Date published: September 6 2016

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 01:  Rob Hawkins of Newcastle Falcons during the LV Cup rugby match between Newcastle Falcons and Sale Sharks at Kingston Park on February 1, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.  (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Rob Hawkins has joined Bristol Rugby on a short-term deal as injury cover for Marc Jones according to the official Bristol website.

The hooker has represented Bath, Leicester and Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership.

Jones sustained a knee injury in the pre-season defeat to Wasps and could be sidelined for up to three months.

Hawkins linked up with the first team squad for training on Monday.