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MATCH DAY OVERVIEW -Jersey vs Bristol Rugby

Bristol Rugby

Last 3 matches
01/09/13 Bristol Rugby 76-0 Clifton RFC
15/09/13 Bristol Rugby 21-23 Cornish Pirates
22/09/13 Bristol Rugby 31-18 London Scottish

 

Tournament Record
Played 113
Wins 71
Losses 38
Draws 3
Average Pts Per Game 25.59
Biggest Win 65-3
Heaviest Defeat 13-81

 

Jersey Jersey

Last 3 matches
31/08/13 Jersey 31-21 Coventry
15/09/13 Jersey 27-41 Plymouth Albion
21/09/13 Jersey 26-14 Bedford Blues

 

Tournament Record
Played 23
Wins 7
Losses 16
Draws 0
Average Pts Per Game 17.50
Biggest Win 26-14
Heaviest Defeat 16-48

 

Head 2 Head

2 Played 2
2 Wins 0
0 Losses 2
0 Draws 0
8 Tries 3
5 Conversions 3
6 Penalties 6
0 Drop Goals 0
68 Points 39

 

MATCH DAY PREVIEW -Jersey vs Bristol Rugby

Lock Mark Sorenson crashes through

Andy Robinson shuffles his pack ahead of the Greene King IPA Championship fixture with Jersey on Saturday (3pm).

The Director of Rugby makes seven changes for the St Peter clash, as George Watkins, Tristan Roberts and Iain Grieve are set for their first competitive appearances of the campaign.

In the backline, Ben Mosses and Tipuna come in for their first starts, while Glen Townson and Redford Pennycook are drafted into the pack.

Bristol Rugby name a strong replacements bench including summer recruit Nicky Robinson, while Bryan Rennie could make his first competitive outing since November 2012.

Academy duo Mitch Eadie and Callum Braley are also selected in the 22-man squad ahead of the trip to the Channel Islands.

Bristol Rugby team to face Jersey at St Peter on Saturday, 28 September (3pm KO):

Adam D’Arcy; George Watkins, Andy Short, Ben Mosses, Ryan Edwards; Tristan Roberts, Ruki Tipuna; Kyle Traynor, Ollie Hayes, Jason Hobson, Glen Townson, Mark Sorenson (c), Iain Grieve, Redford Pennycook, Marco Mama.

Replacements: Rhys Lawrence, James Hall, Ben Skirving, Mitch Eadie, Callum Braley, Nicky Robinson, Bryan Rennie.

Team Line-up

Bristol Rugby

No. Name
1 Kyle Traynor
2 Ollie Hayes
3 Jason Hobson
4 Glen Townson
5 Mark Sorenson (c)
6 Iain Grieve
7 Redford Pennycook
8 Marco Mama
9 Ruki Tipuna
10 Tristan Roberts
11 Ryan Edwards
12 Ben Mosses
13 Andy Short
14 George Watkins
15 Adam D'Arcy
16 Rhys Lawrence
17 James Hall
18 Ben Skirving
19 Mitch Eadie
20 Callum Braley
21 Nicky Robinson
22 Bryan Rennie

 

MATCH DAY REPORT -Jersey vs Bristol Rugby

Bristol Rugby 26-17 Jersey

Bristol Rugby secured a bonus point with an impressive bonus point 26-17 victory over Jersey on Saturday.

Backed by a raucous following from the Westcountry, Andy Robinson’s men scored four tries as Ruki Tipuna, Tristan Roberts (2) and Ryan Edwards crossed at St Peter.

Bristol enjoyed the best possible start – dominating possession in the opening exchanges and seizing an early advantage, courtesy of Ruki Tipuna’s second minute try.

The scrum half dabbed down from a metre out following Glen Townson’s charge towards the line. Roberts struck the conversion as Bristol raced into a 0-7 lead.

Tipuna had a hand in a second try moments later, as his quickly taken penalty caught the Jersey defence napping and Tristan Roberts flew over in the corner for an unconverted score.

Roberts notched his second of the afternoon midway through the first half, finishing off a fine breakaway attack from the visitors.

The ever-threatening Ruki Tipuna collected his neat grubber ahead before feeding Glen Townson in space. The imposing lock sent Roberts in under the posts for a converted try, moving Bristol into a commanding 0-19 lead.

As Jersey looked for a route back into the game, Andy Robinson’s men were reduced to fourteen men when Iain Grieve was sin-binned for an infringement at the lineout.

The home side made their man advantage pay soon after, reducing the deficit through Niall O’Connor’s three-pointer in front of the posts.

Roberts had a chance to keep the scoreboard ticking over on the stroke of half-time, but the fly half saw his long range penalty attempt sail wide.

Bristol started the second period in inspired fashion and sealed the bonus point within a minute of the restart.

On his first competitive appearance of the season, George Watkins accelerated clear to put Ryan Edwards in under the posts for a sublime converted try.

Jersey hit back almost immediately with a touchdown of their own, as Ed Dawson latched onto a crossfield kick to slide over in the corner. Niall O’Connor converted from the angle to keep the hosts in touch at 10-26.

George Watkins went close to another as Bristol surged forward in numbers, before Jersey replacement Nick Selway rumbled over from close range for a converted try to set up a nervy finale.

Marco Mama thought he’d crossed the whitewash, only for play to be recalled for an adjudged forward pass, while Niall O’Connor saw a last-gasp penalty attempt sail wide as Bristol recorded a second successive bonus point win in the Greene King IPA Championship.

Jersey:

Grant Pointer, Mark Foster, Mark McCrea, Dai Bishop, Ed Dawson, Niall O'Connor, Jimmy Williams, Sean McCarthy, Elvis Taione, David Young, Nick Campbell, Alex Rae (c), James Voss, Joe Buckle, Tom Brown.

Replacements: David Felton (for Elvis Taione, 40 mins), Nick Selway (for Dave Young, 70 mins), Tom Fidler (for Sean McCarthy, 74 mins), Dave Markham (for James Voss, 63 mins), Joel Dudley (for James Williams, 55 mins), Aaron Penberthy, Drew Locke (for Grant Pointer, 46 mins).

Bristol Rugby:

Adam D’Arcy; George Watkins, Andy Short, Ben Mosses, Ryan Edwards; Tristan Roberts, Ruki Tipuna; Kyle Traynor, Ollie Hayes, Jason Hobson, Glen Townson, Mark Sorenson (c), Iain Grieve, Redford Pennycook, Marco Mama.

Replacements: Rhys Lawrence (for Ollie Hayes, 49 mins), James Hall (for Jason Hobson, 59 mins), Ben Skirving (for Iain Grieve, 53 mins), Mitch Eadie (for Redford Pennycook, 76 mins), Callum Braley (for Ruki Tipuna, 69 mins), Nicky Robinson (for Tristan Roberts, 69 mins), Bryan Rennie (for Andy Short, 49 mins).

Referee: Ian Tempest
Attendance: 2,590

Match information

Date 28th September 2013
Competition Greene King IPA Championship
Team First XV
Opponent Jersey
Venue St Peter Ground
Result Win
Score 26-17

Bristol Rugby

No. Name T C D P
1 Kyle Traynor        
2 Rhys Lawrence        
3 Jason Hobson        
4 Glen Townson        
5 Mark Sorenson (c)        
6 Iain Grieve        
7 Redford Pennycook        
8 Marco Mama        
9 Ruki Tipuna 1      
10 Tristan Roberts 2 3    
11 Ryan Edwards 1      
12 Ben Mosses        
13 Andy Short        
14 George Watkins        
15 Adam D'Arcy        
16 Rhys Lawrence        
17 James Hall        
18 Ben Skirving        
19 Mitch Eadie        
20 Callum Braley        
21 Nicky Robinson        
22 Bryan Rennie        

 

Jersey Jersey

No. Name T C D P
1 Sean McCarthy        
2 Elvis Taione        
3 David Young        
4 Nick Campbell        
5 Alex Rae (c)        
6 James Voss        
7 Joe Buckle        
8 Tom Brown        
9 Jimmy Williams        
10 Niall O'Connor   2   1
11 Ed Dawson 1      
12 Dai Bishop        
13 Mark McCrea        
14 Mark Foster        
15 Grant Pointer        
16 David Felton        
17 Nick Selway 1      
18 Tom Fidler        
19 Dave Markham        
20 Joel Dudley        
21 Aaron Penberthy        
22 Drew Locke        

 

 

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