First Team Fixtures
MATCH DAY OVERVIEW -Bristol Rugby vs Jersey
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Head 2 Head
MATCH DAY PREVIEW -Bristol Rugby vs Jersey
Flanker Ross Rennie set for debut
Ross Rennie will make his first team debut when Bristol Rugby face Jersey at the Memorial Stadium on Sunday (3pm KO).
The Scottish international is drafted into the back row ahead of the Club’s first Greene King IPA Championship fixture of 2014.
Rennie is one of two changes from the side named to play Plymouth Albion, as Andy Short returns to the backline in place of Charlie Amesbury.
Scrum half Luke Baldwin – who has made two appearances from the replacements bench since joining from Saracens – is set for his first start.
Jack Wallace – who has been sidelined since June – could make his first outing in Bristol colours after being named among the replacements.
Bristol Rugby team to face Jersey at the Memorial Stadium on Sunday, 2 February (3pm KO):
Auguy Slowik; George Watkins, Bryan Rennie, Ben Mosses, Andy Short; Nicky Robinson, Luke Baldwin; Kyle Traynor, Ross Johnston, James Hall, Ben Glynn, Mark Sorenson (c), Nick Koster, Ross Rennie, Marco Mama.
Replacements: Rhys Lawrence, Gaston Cortes, Glen Townson, Mitch Eadie, Ruki Tipuna, Adrian Jarvis, Jack Wallace.
|5||Mark Sorenson (c)|
MATCH DAY REPORT -Bristol Rugby vs Jersey
Bristol Rugby 54-14 Jersey
Bristol Rugby stormed to a convincing 54-14 victory over Jersey on Sunday.
The hosts scored eight tries – four in each half – to seal the bonus point win over the Channel Islanders.
Ross Rennie scored a brace on his Bristol debut, while Luke Baldwin also crossed on his first start. Ruki Tipuna, Ross Johnston, Ben Glynn and Luke Eves all posted scores, while Bristol were awarded a penalty try in the second period.
Bristol flew out of the traps and raced in front inside ten minutes when the lively Luke Baldwin darted through a gap to fly in under the posts for a converted score.
George Watkins and Andy Short both went close with stunning breaks, before the home side extended their lead midway through the first period.
Debutant Ross Rennie dabbed down from close range after a well-worked driving lineout, while Nicky Robinson added the conversion to move his side 14-0 ahead.
But Jersey found a route back into the game when Mark Foster slid over in the corner after Tom Brown had engineered space inside the Bristol 22. O’Connor converted superbly to halve the deficit.
As Bristol pressed forward in numbers, Nicky Robinson saw his effort disallowed, before Luke Eves stretched his way over the whitewash for a third converted try.
The centre outmuscled two defenders to touch down, giving Andy Robinson’s men a commanding 21-7 advantage.
And there was still time before the half-time interval for Ross Johnston to seal the bonus point, crossing in the corner after taking advantage of Nicky Robinson’s fine searching pass.
Bristol pushed further ahead almost immediately after the restart as Ben Glynn latched onto Ross Johnston’s offload to coast in for a converted try in front of the Blackthorn End.
In an entertaining second period, Grant Pointer bundled his way over for a converted score to give Jersey hope, but replacement scrum half Ruki Tipuna added a sixth with his first touch of the ball to put Bristol 40-14 up and cruising.
Bristol’s dominant scrum – a thorn in the visitors’ side all afternoon – was rewarded with a penalty try soon after, before Ross Rennie’s second on the stroke of the full-time took Bristol past the fifty point mark for the first time in the Greene King IPA Championship this season.
Auguy Slowik; George Watkins, Bryan Rennie, Luke Eves, Andy Short; Nicky Robinson, Luke Baldwin; Kyle Traynor, Ross Johnston, James Hall, Ben Glynn, Mark Sorenson (c), Nick Koster, Bryan Rennie, Marco Mama.
Replacements: Rhys Lawrence (for Ross Johnston, 69 mins) Gaston Cortes (for Kyle Traynor, 61 mins), Glen Townson (for Mark Sorenson, 65 mins), Mitch Eadie (for Marco Mama, 61 mins), Ruki Tipuna (for Luke Baldwin, 57 mins), Adrian Jarvis (for Nicky Robinson, 69 mins), Jack Wallace (for Bryan Rennie, 54 mins).
Jack Burroughs; Grant Pointer, Drew Locke, Mark McCrea, Mark Foster; Niall O'Connor, Nicky Griffiths; Sean McCarthy, Elvis Taione, Dave Young, Nick Campbell, Dave Markham, Alex Rae (c), Joe Buckle, Tom Brown.
Replacements: David Felton (for Elvis Taione, 70 mins), Nick Selway (for Dave Young, 61 mins), Sam Lockwood (for Sean McCarthy, 40 mins), James Voss (for Dave Markham, 57 mins), Latu Makaafi (for Nick Campbell, 49 mins), Jimmy Williams (for Nick Griffiths, 60 mins), David Bishop (for Niall O’Connor, 60 mins).
Referee: Francisco Pastrana
ITEC UK Man Of The Match: Ross Johnston
|Date||2nd February 2014|
|Competition||Greene King IPA Championship|
|5||Mark Sorenson (c)|
|6||Alex Rae (c)|