He was a member of the senior England squad that toured Australia in 2006.
Bemand played for three seasons at Leicester Tigers before injury forced him out of the team at the end of the 2006–7 season. After a year blighted by injury, he signed to play for Bath Rugby from the 2008/9 season.
Further injury forced his retirement at the end of the 2009–10 season.
Bemand is currently a coach at Dorchester RFC coaching all 3 teams within the senior squad on a weekly basis. On 21 May 2015 he was announced as the new England Women's team lead coach