Former Connacht players Niyi Adeolokun and Peter McCabe have joined Bristol Bears on short-term contracts until the end of the season.

Prop McCabe and wing Adeolokun, who was capped by Ireland and won the Guinness Pro12 in 2016, were released by Connacht at the end of their contracts in June.

Bristol boss Pat Lam, who was in charge at Connacht from 2013-2017, said: "With the unprecedented playing schedule in the Premiership that we face, it's important to ensure we have plenty of depth and cover in key positions, especially with the midweek fixtures." 

Adeolokun made 94 appearances for Connacht, while McCabe played 37 times after switching from Munster in 2017. 

Former Leinster hooker Bryan Byrne joined the Bears in June, while former Connacht captain John Muldoon is the forwards coach. 

Bristol currently sit second in the Premiership table.