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MATCH DAY OVERVIEW -Leeds Carnegie vs Bristol Rugby

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Tournament Record
Played 128
Wins 83
Losses 42
Draws 3
Average Pts Per Game 25.59
Biggest Win 65-3
Heaviest Defeat 13-81

 

Leeds Carnegie Leeds Carnegie

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16/02/14 Leeds Carnegie 62-5 Moseley
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Tournament Record
Played 70
Wins 43
Losses 24
Draws 3
Average Pts Per Game 23.25
Biggest Win 64-3
Heaviest Defeat 10-53

 

Head 2 Head

15 Played 15
8 Wins 9
7 Losses 6
0 Draws 0
30 Tries 26
18 Conversions 21
45 Penalties 35
2 Drop Goals 0
390 Points 249

 

MATCH DAY PREVIEW -Leeds Carnegie vs Bristol Rugby

Ruki Tipuna set for first league start since December

Ruki Tipuna is set for his first league start since December when Bristol Rugby face Leeds Carnegie on Sunday (3pm KO).

Andy Robinson’s men go to Headingley looking for a ninth straight victory in the Greene King IPA Championship.

Bristol make seven changes ahead of the top four clash, as Jack Wallace and Luke Eves also return to the backline.

Ross Johnston and Gaston Cortes are named in the front row, while Ross Rennie and Ben Skirving are included at openside flanker and no.8 respectively.

Marco Mama (ribs) and Stuart McInally (ankle) are unavailable for selection.

Robinson names a four forwards and three backs split on the replacements bench.

Bristol Rugby team to face Leeds Carnegie at Headingley on Sunday, 23 March (3pm):

Jack Wallace; Auguy Slowik, Adam Hughes, Luke Eves, Andy Short; Nicky Robinson, Ruki Tipuna; Kyle Traynor, Ross Johnston, Gaston Cortes, Ben Glynn, Mark Sorenson (c), Nick Koster, Ross Rennie, Ben Skirving.

Replacements: Rhys Lawrence, James Hall, Glen Townson, Mitch Eadie, Luke Baldwin, Adrian Jarvis, Jack Tovey.

Team Line-up

Bristol Rugby

No. Name
1 Kyle Traynor
2 Ross Johnston
3 Gaston Cortes
4 Ben Glynn
5 Mark Sorenson (c)
6 Nick Koster
7 Ross Rennie
8 Ben Skirving
9 Ruki Tipuna
10 Nicky Robinson
11 Andy Short
12 Luke Eves
13 Adam Hughes
14 Auguy Slowik
15 Jack Wallace
16 Rhys Lawrence
17 James Hall
18 Glen Townson
19 Mitch Eadie
20 Luke Baldwin
21 Adrian Jarvis
22 Jack Tovey

 

MATCH DAY REPORT -Leeds Carnegie vs Bristol Rugby

Bristol Rugby 33-27 Leeds Carnegie

Bristol Rugby made it nine straight wins in the Greene King IPA Championship with an impressive 33-27 defeat of Leeds Carnegie on Sunday.

Andy Robinson’s men scored five tries at Headingley to seal the bonus point victory, as Ruki Tipuna (2), Ross Rennie, Nick Koster and Gaston Cortes all went over.

Bristol raced into an early 0-7 lead when Ross Rennie continued his prolific try-scoring form, dabbing down for a converted try following a well-worked driving lineout.

Glyn Hughes struck a penalty goal soon after, before seeing a second attempt on the quarter-hour ricochet off the upright.

The visitors pushed further ahead midway through the first period, capitalizing on another surge at the driving lineout. This time, Ruki Tipuna darted through an opening to dab down from close-range, while Robinson slotted the extras.

And Bristol raced into a 3-21 advantage as Nicky Robinson ghosted through the Carnegie midfield, before feeding Nick Koster to slide in under the posts for a third converted try.

Glyn Hughes reduced the deficit with a penalty goal, before the fly half added another seven points when he rounded off a neat Carnegie attack to touch down before the interval.

Bristol began the second half in sublime fashion as Ruki Tipuna notched the bonus point try within minutes of the restart.

The scrum half showed quick-thinking to scoop up possession after Luke Eves’ powerful break and stretch over. Robinson converted to move his side into a 13-28 lead.

Tipuna came close to recording a hat-trick when he found space down the outside channel only to be stopped close to the line, but Andy Robinson’s men didn’t have to wait long for another score.

From the next phase, Gaston Cortes rumbled over for his first try in Bristol colours, although Robinson saw his conversion strike the post.

As Bristol continued their attacking onslaught, Joe Graham and Jacob Rowan saw yellow in quick succession as Leeds were reduced to thirteen men.

In a fiery closing ten minutes, Jack Tovey was sin-binned for an adjudged off-the-ball challenge. With eighty minutes on the clock, Leeds ran in two tries to seal a losing bonus point.

First, Jonah Holmes dabbed down for a converted try, before Jacob Rowan added another score – converted by Hughes – moments later, but it did little to take the gloss off a composed away performance.

Leeds Carnegie:

Jonah Holmes; Oli Goss, Jon Clarke, Fred Burdon, David Doherty; Glyn Hughes, James Doherty; Ben Harris, Phil Nilsen, Damien Tussac, Harry Casson, Mike Myerscough, David Sisi, Jacob Rowan (c), Ryan Burrows.

Replacements: Joe Graham (for Phil Nilsen, 59 mins), Lee Imiolek (for Ben Harris, 49 mins), Ben Hooper (for Damien Tussac, 70 mins), Nathan Hannay (for Harry Casson, 62 mins), Chris Walker (for David Sisi, 59 mins), Craig Hampson (for James Doherty, 40 mins), Alex Lozowski (for Oli Goss, 60 mins).

Bristol Rugby:

Jack Wallace; Auguy Slowik, Adam Hughes, Luke Eves, Andy Short; Nicky Robinson, Ruki Tipuna; Kyle Traynor, Rhys Lawrence, Gaston Cortes, Ben Glynn, Mark Sorenson (c), Nick Koster, Ross Rennie, Ben Skirving.

Replacements: Ollie Hayes (for Rhys Lawrence, 77 mins), James Hall (for Gaston Cortes, 60 mins), Glen Townson (for Ben Glynn, 60 mins), Mitch Eadie (for Nick Koster, 60 mins), Luke Baldwin (for Ruki Tipuna, 79 mins), Adrian Jarvis (for Nicky Robinson, 77 mins), Jack Tovey (for Andy Short, 48 mins).

Referee: Tom Foley
Attendance: 3,297

Match information

Date 23rd March 2014
Competition Greene King IPA Championship
Team First XV
Opponent Leeds Carnegie
Venue Headingley
Result Win
Score 33-27

Bristol Rugby

No. Name T C D P
1 Kyle Traynor        
2 Rhys Lawrence        
3 Gaston Cortes 1      
4 Mark Sorenson (c)        
5 Ben Glynn        
6 Nick Koster 1      
7 Ross Rennie 1      
8 Ben Skirving        
9 Ruki Tipuna 2      
10 Nicky Robinson    4    
11 Andy Short        
12 Luke Eves        
13 Adam Hughes        
14 Auguy Slowik        
15 Jack Wallace        
16 Ollie Hayes        
17 James Hall        
18 Glen Townson        
19 Mitch Eadie        
20 Luke Baldwin        
21 Adrian Jarvis        
22 Jack Tovey        

 

Leeds Carnegie Leeds Carnegie

No. Name T C D P
1 Ben Harris        
2 Phil Nilsen        
3 Damien Tussac        
4 Harry Casson        
5 Mike Myerscough        
6 David Sisi        
7 Jacob Rowan (c) 1      
8 Ryan Burrows        
9 James Doherty        
10 Glyn Hughes 1 3   2
11 David Doherty        
12 Fred Burdon        
13 Jon Clarke        
14 Oli Goss        
15 Jonah Holmes 1      
16 Joe Graham        
17 Lee Imiolek        
18 Ben Hooper        
19 Nathan Hannay        
20 Chris Walker        
21 Criag Hampson        
22 Alex Lozowksi        

 

 

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