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MATCH DAY OVERVIEW -Bristol Rugby vs Ealing Trailfinders

Bristol Rugby

Last 3 matches
01/03/14 Bristol Rugby 34-26 Rotherham Titans
09/03/14 Bristol Rugby 46-33 Cornish Pirates
23/03/14 Bristol Rugby 33-27 Leeds Carnegie


Tournament Record
Played 129
Wins 84
Losses 42
Draws 3
Average Pts Per Game 25.59
Biggest Win 65-3
Heaviest Defeat 13-81


Ealing Trailfinders Ealing Trailfinders

Last 3 matches
08/03/14 Ealing Trailfinders 13-42 London Scottish
15/03/14 Ealing Trailfinders 23-39 Bedford Blues
21/03/14 Ealing Trailfinders 25-23 Jersey


Tournament Record
Played 19
Wins 3
Losses 15
Draws 1
Average Pts Per Game 10.09
Biggest Win 28-18
Heaviest Defeat 9-79


Head 2 Head

1 Played 1
1 Wins 0
0 Losses 1
0 Draws 0
3 Tries 1
3 Conversions 1
0 Penalties 0
0 Drop Goals 0
21 Points 7


MATCH DAY PREVIEW -Bristol Rugby vs Ealing Trailfinders

Jason Hobson returns to the matchday squad for the first time in over four months when Bristol Rugby face Ealing Trailfinders on Sunday (3pm KO).

The prop – who was sidelined with a knee injury in November – returns as Bristol go in search of a tenth straight victory in the Greene King IPA Championship.

Andy Robinson makes nine changes from the side that beat Leeds Carnegie last weekend, as Jack Tovey makes his first league start since December.

Ryan Edwards and Charlie Amesbury are named on either wing, while Bryan Rennie comes back into the midfield. Adrian Jarvis and Luke Baldwin form a new-look half-back partnership.

In the pack, Mark Lilley and Glen Townson return to the starting line-up, while Iain Grieve – who makes his first league outing since the win over Nottingham at Meadow Lane in February – starts in the back row.

Stuart McInally recovers from an ankle injury to be included among the replacements, alongside Callum Braley and George Watkins.

Bristol Rugby team to face Ealing Trailfinders at the Memorial Stadium on Sunday, 30 March (3pm KO):

Jack Wallace; Ryan Edwards, Jack Tovey, Bryan Rennie, Charlie Amesbury; Adrian Jarvis, Luke Baldwin; Mark Lilley, Rhys Lawrence, Gaston Cortes, Ben Glynn, Glen Townson, Iain Grieve, Ross Rennie, Ben Skirving (c).

Replacements: Stuart McInally, Jason Hobson, Mark Sorenson, Mitch Eadie, Callum Braley, Nicky Robinson, George Watkins.

Team Line-up

Bristol Rugby

No. Name
1 Mark Lilley
2 Rhys Lawrence
3 Gaston Cortes
4 Ben Glynn
5 Glen Townson
6 Iain Grieve
7 Ross Rennie
8 Ben Skirving (c)
9 Luke Baldwin
10 Adrian Jarvis
11 Charlie Amesbury
12 Bryan Rennie
13 Jack Tovey
14 Ryan Edwards
15 Jack Wallace
16 Stuart McInally
17 Jason Hobson
18 Mark Sorenson
19 Mitch Eadie
20 Callum Braley
21 Nicky Robinson
22 George Watkins


MATCH DAY REPORT -Bristol Rugby vs Ealing Trailfinders

Bristol Rugby 82-28 Ealing Trailfinders

Bristol Rugby confirmed a place in the play-offs in style with an 82-28 rout of Ealing Trailfinders on Sunday.

In the Club’s record league win, Bristol scored twelve tries at the Memorial Stadium as Charlie Amesbury (3), Jack Wallace (2), Luke Baldwin, Bryan Rennie, Jack Tovey, Iain Grieve, Ollie Hayes, George Watkins and Mitch Eadie all touched down.

The victory – Bristol’s tenth in succession in the Greene King IPA Championship – keeps Andy Robinson’s men top of the league with three rounds of fixtures remaining.

Jack Wallace handed Bristol a flying start when the full back waltzed through several Ealing defenders to touch down under the posts inside the opening minute.

In an error-strewn opening period, the home side doubled their advantage as forwards and backs combined in magnificent fashion to send Luke Baldwin over for a converted score.

With half an hour on the clock, Bryan Rennie – who had an earlier attempt chalked off by referee David Proctor for an adjudged forward pass - cantered in from close range to put Bristol in control at 21-0.

And, after Ealing skipper Mat Evans was yellow carded, Jack Wallace stretched over on the stroke of the interval for a converted try, giving Andy Robinson’s men a commanding 28-0 half-time lead.

But the Trailfinders started the second period brightly and reduced the deficit when Andrew Henderson bundled his way across the whitewash for a converted try.

The home side responded with a fifth try, courtesy of Charlie Amesbury. The winger touched down after slick hands from the Bristol backline, although Adrian Jarvis directed his conversion attempt wide.

In a frenetic five minutes, Andrew Henderson notched his and Ealing’s second of the afternoon after a defensive slip-up, before Jack Tovey hit back moments later with a powerful solo effort.

After Mitch Eadie had gone close with a superb break, Iain Grieve marked his return to first team action with a try, rampaging in for a stunning sixty metre effort. Adrian Jarvis slotted the extras to move his side 47-14 ahead on the hour mark.

The procession of tries continued as replacement hooker Richard Townsend burrowed over from close-range to give Ealing faint hopes of a comeback, but the visitors then lost Andrew Henderson and Steve Neville to the sin-bin in quick succession soon after.

Bristol capitalized on their numerical advantage as Charlie Amesbury spotted a gaping hole in the Trailfinders’ defence, before replacements George Watkins and Ollie Hayes both got in on the act minutes later.

Amesbury completed an impressive hat-trick with Bristol’s eleventh try, before Mitch Eadie rounded off the rout, outpacing Phil Chesters to go in under the posts.

Ealing had the final say of the afternoon as Tom Parker dabbed down to secure a vital losing bonus point for the relegation threatened side.

Bristol Rugby:

Jack Wallace; Ryan Edwards, Jack Tovey, Bryan Rennie, Charlie Amesbury; Adrian Jarvis, Luke Baldwin; Mark Lilley, Rhys Lawrence, Gaston Cortes, Mark Sorenson, Glen Townson, Iain Grieve, Ross Rennie, Ben Skirving (c).

Replacements: Ollie Hayes (for Rhys Lawrence, 64 mins), Jason Hobson (for Gaston Cortes, 40 mins), Redford Pennycook (for Ross Rennie, 71 mins), Mitch Eadie (for Mark Sorenson, 50 mins), Callum Braley (for Luke Baldwin, 50 mins), Nicky Robinson, George Watkins (for Bryan Rennie, 52 mins).

Ealing Trailfinders:

Andrew Henderson; Chris Kinloch, Ronnie Mclean, Tom Bedford, Phil Chesters; Ben Ward, Morgan Thompson; Ryan Storer, Andrei Radoi, Conor Carey, Steve Pape, Gavin Curry, Adam Preocanin, Alex Bradley, Mat Evans (c).

Replacements: Richard Townsend (for Andre Radoi, 50 mins), Steve Neville (for Ryan Storer, 32 mins), Tim Brockett (for Conor Carey, 40 mins), Sam Hocking (for Alex Bradley, 59 mins), TJ Anderson (for Steve Pape, 28 mins), Tom Parker (for Morgan Thompson, 74 mins), Tom Wheatcroft (for Ronnie Mclean, 74 mins).

Referee: David Proctor
Attendance: 4,852
ITEC UK Man Of The Match: Jack Tovey

Match information

Date 30th March 2014
Competition Greene King IPA Championship
Team First XV
Opponent Ealing Trailfinders
Venue Memorial Stadium
Result Win
Score 82-28

Bristol Rugby

No. Name T C D P
1 Mark Lilley        
2 Rhys Lawrence        
3 Gaston Cortes        
4 Mark Sorenson        
5 Glen Townson        
6 Iain Grieve 1      
7 Ross Rennie        
8 Ben Skirving (c)        
9 Luke Baldwin 1      
10 Adrian Jarvis   11    
11 Charlie Amesbury 3      
12 Bryan Rennie 1      
13 Jack Tovey 1      
14 Ryan Edwards        
15 Jack Wallace 2      
16 Ollie Hayes 1      
17 Jason Hobson        
18 Redford Pennycook        
19 Mitch Eadie 1      
20 Callum Braley        
21 Nicky Robinson        
22 George Watkins 1      


Ealing Trailfinders Ealing Trailfinders

No. Name T C D P
1 Ryan Storer        
2 Andre Radoi        
3 Conor Carey        
4 Steve Pape        
5 Gavin Curry        
6 Adam Preocanin        
7 Alex Bradley        
8 Mat Evans (c)        
9 Morgan Thompson        
10 Ben Ward   4    
11 Phil Chesters        
12 Tom Bedford        
13 Ronnie Mclean        
14 Chris Kinloch        
15 Andrew Henderson 2      
16 Richard Townsend 1      
17 Steve Neville        
18 Tim Brockett        
19 Sam Hocking        
20 TJ Anderson        
21 Tom Parker 1      
22 Tom Wheatcroft        



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