The Club was beginning to groom a new generation of players when the First World War halted all rugby.
After the war a Bristol United side was formed to provide rugby for returning servicemen and this led to the rebirth of Bristol in 1919. The County Ground was no longer available for home games so the Club rented a field at Radnor Road, Horfield although occasional matches were staged at the Bristol City and Bristol Rovers grounds. The Radnor Road seasons were good ones for the Club and a new crop of stars appeared. Reg Pickles, prolific try scorer Reg Quick and the great Len Corbett were the most prominent backs and amongst the forwards Mervyn Shaw and Sam Tucker (left), a perennial favourite with Bristolians , stood out.