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MATCH DAY OVERVIEW -Clifton RFC vs Bristol Rugby

Bristol Rugby

Last 3 matches
20/04/13 Bristol Rugby 19-14 Newcastle Falcons
17/08/13 Bristol Rugby 5-69 Bath Rugby
24/08/13 Bristol Rugby 7-51 Exeter Chiefs


Tournament Record
Played 0
Wins 0
Losses 0
Draws 0
Average Pts Per Game 0
Biggest Win 0
Heaviest Defeat 0


Clifton RFC Clifton RFC

Last 3 matches
27/04/13 Clifton Rugby 3-75 Hartpury RFC
04/05/13 Clifton Rugby 71-33 Barking
23/08/13 Clifton Rugby 28-34 Lydney RFC


Tournament Record
Played 0
Wins 0
Losses 0
Draws 0
Average Pts Per Game 0
Biggest Win 0
Heaviest Defeat 0


Head 2 Head

1 Played 1
1 Wins 0
0 Losses 1
0 Draws 0
5 Tries 1
2 Conversions 0
2 Penalties 0
0 Drop Goals 0
30 Points 4


MATCH DAY PREVIEW -Clifton RFC vs Bristol Rugby

Adrian Jarvis offloads possession

Andy Robinson has named his provisional squad ahead of Bristol Rugby’s final pre-season fixture versus Clifton RFC on Sunday (3pm KO).

The Club - who have suffered defeats at the hands of Bath and Exeter so far – face the National Two South side at the Cribbs Causeway ground.

Robinson will announce his starting line-up on Sunday morning, but Redford Pennycook, as well as new recruits Nick Koster and Adam D'Arcy, are likely to be involved.

Bristol Rugby squad to face Clifton RFC on Sunday, 1 September (3pm KO):

George Watkins, Charlie Amesbury, Luke Eves, Ryan Edwards; Adrian Jarvis, Ruki Tipuna, Ross Johnston, James Hall, Mark Sorenson, Iain Grieve, James Merriman, Ben Skirving, Ollie Hayes, Rhys Lawrence, Bruce Douglas, Glen Townson, Mitch Eadie, Marco Mama, James Grindal, Callum Braley, Tristan Roberts, Ben Mosses, Sammy Speight, Redford Pennycook, Nick Koster, Adam D'Arcy, Mariano Sambucetti, Gaston Cortes.

Team Line-up

Bristol Rugby

No. Name
1 Bruce Douglas
2 Ollie Hayes
3 James Hall
4 Glen Townson
5 Mark Sorenson (c)
6 Nick Koster
7 Redford Pennycook
8 Mitch Eadie
9 Callum Braley
10 Adrian Jarvis
11 Sammy Speight
12 Luke Eves
13 Ben Mosses
14 Charlie Amesbury
15 George Watkins
16 Rhys Lawrence
17 Ben Skirving
18 Marco Mama
19 Iain Grieve
20 Ruki Tipuna
21 Tristan Roberts
22 Ryan Edwards


MATCH DAY REPORT -Clifton RFC vs Bristol Rugby

Bristol Rugby 76-0 Clifton RFC

Bristol Rugby completed their pre-season campaign with a 76-0 drubbing of Clifton RFC in the traditional annual fixture.

Andy Robinson’s men scored twelve tries in a convincing victory, with triallist Sammy Speight grabbing a hat-trick.

Ross Johnston saw red for an alleged tip tackle, while Bruce Douglas and James Hall were also sin-binned as the visitors were reduced to twelve men in the first half.

Bristol went in front on the five-minute mark when referee James Sullivan awarded a penalty try following a powerful surge at the scrum. Roberts slotted the extras to put his side 7-0 up.

Robinson’s men stretched the advantage soon after, courtesy of Callum Braley’s solo effort – racing in from twenty metres for an unconverted try.

Sammy Speight was next to cross the whitewash, capitalizing on Marco Mama’s break to coast in under the posts. Roberts struck the conversion as Bristol moved into a commanding 19-0 lead.

James Hall added a fourth try midway through the opening period when the prop latched onto Ben Skirving’s offload to crash over for a converted score.

Minutes later, Speight went over for his second of the afternoon, cantering over in the corner after Marco Mama’s chargedown of Charlie Foley’s attempted clearance kick.

Bristol were reduced to twelve men before half-time when Ross Johnston saw red for a tip tackle, before Bruce and James Hall were sent to the sin-bin in quick succession.

Immediately after the restart, Luke Eves accelerated through the Clifton defence to fly over. Roberts saw his conversion attempt sail wide, so the score remained 36-0.

Bristol powered further ahead with another penalty try at scrum time, before Tarquin Ledner was sin-binned for Clifton as the procession of cards continued.

Next, Mitch Eadie waltzed through a crowd of defenders to dab down for a converted try, while Sammy Speight went over for his hat-trick moments later.

Luke Eves’ converted score made it 62-0, before a James Merriman brace rounded off a comprehensive 76-0 victory.

Clifton Rugby:

Auguy Slowik; Sam Smith, Will Pomphrey, Tom Preece, George Kariyanas; Charlie Foley, Greg Nicholls; Tarquin Ledner, James Stephenson, Charlie Bullimore, Joe Quinn, Tom O’Keefe, Hugo Gorvett, Steve Uren, Ben Purcell (c).

Replacements: Paul Fincken, Craig McGrath, Rupert Freestone, Jordan Kelly, Brad Barnes, Henry Mace, Pete Butcher, Harry Goodfield.

Bristol Rugby:

Adam D’Arcy; Sammy Speight, Luke Eves, Ben Mosses, Charlie Amesbury; Tristan Roberts, Callum Braley; Bruce Douglas, Ross Johnston, James Hall, Glen Townson, Mark Sorenson (c), Marco Mama, Redford Pennycook, Ben Skirving.

Replacements: Ryan Edwards, Adrian Jarvis (for Tristan Roberts, 45 mins), Ruki Tipuna (for James Grindal, 70 mins), James Merriman (for Marco Mama, 70 mins), Ollie Hayes (for Ben Skirving, 32 mins), Rhys Lawrence (for Ollie Hayes, 70 mins), Mitch Eadie (for Adam D’Arcy, 65 mins), James Grindal (for Callum Braley, 30 mins), Nick Koster (for Redford Pennycook, 62 mins), Mariano Sambucetti (for Ben Skirving, 70 mins) Gaston Cortes (for Charlie Amesbury, 37 mins), Nick Carpenter (for Ben Mosses, 45 mins), Ben Glynn (for Glen Townson, 62 mins).

Referee: James Sullivan

Match information

Date 1st September 2013
Competition Pre-Season Friendly
Team First XV
Opponent Clifton RFC
Venue Cribbs Causeway
Result Win
Score 76-0

Bristol Rugby

No. Name T C D P
1 Bruce Douglas        
2 Ross Johnston        
3 James Hall 1      
4 Glen Townson        
5 Mark Sorenson (c)        
6 Marco Mama        
7 Redford Pennycook        
8 Ben Skirving        
9 Callum Braley 1      
10 Tristan Roberts   3    
11 Charlie Amesbury        
12 Ben Mosses        
13 Luke Eves 2      
14 Sammy Speight 3      
15 Adam D'Arcy        
16 Rhys Lawrence        
17 Gaston Cortes        
18 Iain Grieve        
19 Mitch Eadie 1      
20 James Merriman 2      
21 Ruki Tipuna        
22 Adrian Jarvis   3    


Clifton RFC Clifton RFC

No. Name T C D P
1 Tarquin Ledner        
2 James Stephenson        
3 Charlie Bullimore        
4 Joe Quinn        
5 Tom O'Keefe        
6 Hugo Gorvett        
7 Steve Uren        
8 Ben Purcell        
9 Greg Nicholls        
10 Charlie Foley        
11 George Kariyanas        
12 Tom Preece        
13 Will Pomphrey        
14 Sam Smith        
15 Auguy Slowik        
16 Paul Fincken        
17 Craig McGrath        
18 Rupert Freestone        
19 Jordan Kelly        
20 Brad Barnes        
21 Henry Mace        
22 Pete Butcher        



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