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Bristol Rugby vs Plymouth Albion

MATCH DAY OVERVIEW -Bristol Rugby vs Plymouth Albion

Bristol Rugby

Last 3 matches
02/02/14 Bristol Rugby 54-14 Jersey
08/02/14 Bristol Rugby 32-19 Bedford Blues
16/02/14 Bristol Rugby 25-24 Nottingham

 

Tournament Record
Played 125
Wins 80
Losses 42
Draws 3
Average Pts Per Game 25.59
Biggest Win 65-3
Heaviest Defeat 13-81

 

Plymouth Albion Plymouth Albion

Last 3 matches
04/01/14 Plymouth Albion 14-15 Leeds Carnegie
01/02/14 Plymouth Albion 36-15 London Welsh
08/02/14 Plymouth Albion 27-38 London Scottish

 

Tournament Record
Played 120
Wins 48
Losses 69
Draws 3
Average Pts Per Game 17.94
Biggest Win 35-7
Heaviest Defeat 3-51

 

Head 2 Head

15 Played 15
12 Wins 3
3 Losses 12
0 Draws 0
48 Tries 28
35 Conversions 16
23 Penalties 20
0 Drop Goals 0
379 Points 238

 

MATCH DAY PREVIEW -Bristol Rugby vs Plymouth Albion

Nicky Robinson to skipper the side

Bristol Rugby go in search of a sixth straight win in the Greene King IPA Championship when Plymouth Albion visit the Memorial Stadium on Sunday (3pm KO).

Andy Robinson makes six changes to the side that overcame Nottingham last weekend.

Nicky Robinson – who skippers the side – and Luke Baldwin return to the backline, while Gaston Cortes comes into the front row.

Glen Townson starts in the engine room, while Marco Mama and Nick Koster are also included in the pack.

Stuart McInally and Adam Hughes – who both featured in the Bristol United fixture on Monday evening – could make their competitive debuts from the replacements bench.

Bristol Rugby team to face Plymouth Albion at the Memorial Stadium on Sunday, 23 February (3pm KO):

Jack Wallace; George Watkins, Luke Eves, Ben Mosses, Andy Short; Nicky Robinson (c), Luke Baldwin; James Hall, Ross Johnston, Gaston Cortes, Ben Glynn, Glen Townson, Nick Koster, Ross Rennie, Marco Mama.

Replacements: Stuart McInally, Kyle Traynor, Mark Sorenson, Mitch Eadie, James Grindal, Adrian Jarvis, Adam Hughes.

Team Line-up

Bristol Rugby

No. Name
1 James Hall
2 Ross Johnston
3 Gaston Cortes
4 Ben Glynn
5 Glen Townson
6 Nick Koster
7 Ross Rennie
8 Marco Mama
9 Luke Baldwin
10 Nicky Robinson (c)
11 Andy Short
12 Ben Mosses
13 Luke Eves
14 George Watkins
15 Jack Wallace
16 Stuart McInally
17 Kyle Traynor
18 Mark Sorenson
19 Mitch Eadie
20 James Grindal
21 Adrian Jarvis
22 Adam Hughes

 

MATCH DAY REPORT -Bristol Rugby vs Plymouth Albion

Bristol Rugby 43-12 Plymouth Albion

Bristol Rugby moved to the top of the Greene King IPA Championship with a 43-12 defeat of Plymouth Albion on Sunday.

The hosts scored seven tries in a commanding display, as George Watkins (2), Andy Short (2), Marco Mama (2) and Jack Wallace crossed for a sixth successive league victory.

In their first foray into opposition territory, Bristol came away with seven points as Andy Short touched down under the posts for a converted try.

The winger carved an opening inside three minutes after being released by skipper Nicky Robinson.

Eoghan Grace almost went over for Plymouth – only to be thwarted by a fine Jack Wallace cover tackle – before Tom Bowen and Lloyd Fairbrother squandered gilt-edged opportunities in quick succession.

And Bristol made the visitors pay for their wastefulness, crossing for three tries in the space of four minutes.

First, Marco Mama took advantage of a dominant scrum to dab down from close range, before George Watkins cantered across in the corner following a flowing counter attack.

Moments later, Andy Short collected Jack Wallace’s pass to beat his marker and fly over in style to seal the bonus point.

With Plymouth shellshocked, the Bristol onslaught continued as George Watkins made light work of Chris Elder to race in from forty-five metres for his second of the afternoon.

On the stroke of half-time, Albion captain Rhys Oakley powered his way over the whitewash to reduce the deficit to 31-7.

George Watkins almost gave Bristol the perfect start to the second period, but the winger couldn’t reach his kick ahead.

Andy Robinson’s men did add a sixth on the hour mark as Jack Wallace fended off two red shirts to notch his first try in Bristol colours, while Nicky Robinson struck the extras.

Marco Mama grabbed his second late on – touching down under a pile of bodies, before Albion’s Jared Saunders went over for a last-gasp consolation try.

Bristol Rugby:

Jack Wallace; George Watkins, Luke Eves, Ben Mosses, Andy Short; Nicky Robinson (c), Luke Baldwin; James Hall, Ross Johnston, Gaston Cortes, Ben Glynn, Glen Townson, Mitch Eadie, Ross Rennie, Marco Mama.

Replacements: Stuart McInally (for Ross Johnston, 60 mins), Kyle Traynor (for James Hall, 48 mins), Mark Sorenson (for Ross Rennie, 70 mins), Ben Skirving (for Mitch Eadie, 59 mins), James Grindal (for Luke Baldwin, 72 mins), Adrian Jarvis (for Nicky Robinson, 70 mins), Adam Hughes (for Ben Mosses, 52 mins).

Plymouth Albion:

Louis Messer; Tom Bowen, Toby Howley-Berridge, Pale Nonu, Chris Elder; Dan Mugford, Ruairi Cushion; Dave Morton, Jared Saunders, Lloyd Fairbrother, Brett Beukeboom, Ien Ascroft-Leigh, Rob Langley, Eoghan Grace, Rhys Oakley (c).

Replacements: Gareth Evans (for Eoghan Grace, 52 mins), Davy McGregor (for Dave Morton, 53 mins), Tom Harrison (for Lloyd Fairbrother, 53 mins), Harrison Tovey (for Ien Ashcroft-Leigh, 57 mins), James Shanahan (for Louis Messer, 60 mins), Richard Bolt (for Ruairi Cushion, 59 mins), Heath Stevens (for Toby Howley-Berridge, 48 mins).

Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
Attendance: 4,408
ITEC UK Man Of The Match: Andy Short

Match information

Date 23rd February 2014
Competition Greene King IPA Championship
Team First XV
Opponent Plymouth Albion
Venue Memorial Stadium
Result Win
Score 43-12

Bristol Rugby

No. Name T C D P
1 James Hall        
2 Ross Johnston        
3 Gaston Cortes        
4 Ben Glynn        
5 Glen Townson        
6 Mitch Eadie        
7 Ross Rennie        
8 Marco Mama 2      
9 Luke Baldwin        
10 Nicky Robinson (c)   4    
11 Andy Short 2      
12 Ben Mosses        
13 Luke Eves        
14 George Watkins 2      
15 Jack Wallace 1      
16 Stuart McInally        
17 Kyle Traynor        
18 Mark Sorenson        
19 Ben Skirving        
20 James Grindal        
21 Adrian Jarvis        
22 Adam Hughes        

 

Plymouth Albion Plymouth Albion

No. Name T C D P
1 Dave Morton        
2 Jared Saunders 1      
3 Lloyd Fairbrother        
4 Brett Beukeboom        
5 Ien Ashcroft-Leigh        
6 Rob Langley        
7 Eoghan Grace        
8 Rhys Oakley (c) 1      
9 Ruairi Cushion        
10 Dan Mugford   1    
11 Chris Elder        
12 Pale Nonu        
13 Toby Howley-Berridge        
14 Tom Bowen        
15 Louis Messer        
16 Gareth Evans        
17 Davy McGregor        
18 Tom Harrison        
19 Harrison Tovey        
20 James Shanahan        
21 Richard Bolt        
22 Heath Stevens        

 

 

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