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MATCH DAY OVERVIEW -Bristol Rugby vs Rotherham Titans

Bristol Rugby

Last 3 matches
27/10/13 Bristol Rugby 33-18 Nottingham
02/11/13 Bristol Rugby 38-31 Plymouth Albion
10/11/13 Bristol Rugby 7-22 London Welsh

 

Tournament Record
Played 118
Wins 75
Losses 40
Draws 3
Average Pts Per Game 25.59
Biggest Win 65-3
Heaviest Defeat 13-81

 

Rotherham Titans Rotherham Titans

Last 3 matches
24/10/13 Rotherham Titans 24-23 London Scottish
02/11/13 Rotherham Titans 25-16 Jersey
10/11/13 Rotherham Titans 10-19 Leeds Carnegie

 

Tournament Record
Played 113
Wins 49
Losses 62
Draws 2
Average Pts Per Game 21.15
Biggest Win 79-9
Heaviest Defeat 19-80

 

Head 2 Head

14 Played 14
8 Wins 6
6 Losses 8
0 Draws 0
39 Tries 23
25 Conversions 17
30 Penalties 40
0 Drop Goals 0
335 Points 269

 

MATCH DAY PREVIEW -Bristol Rugby vs Rotherham Titans

Bryan Rennie accelerates clear

Gaston Cortes will make his first Championship start of the campaign when Bristol face Rotherham Titans on Sunday (3pm KO).

Andy Robinson makes a total of six changes for the Memorial Stadium clash as Bristol aim to extend a 100% home record against the high-flying Yorkshire outfit.

In the backline, Tristan Roberts returns at fly half, while Charlie Amesbury makes a first league appearance since September.

Mark Lilley comes into the front row, while Mitch Eadie is set for his first full league start of the season alongside the returning Redford Pennycook.

Bristol name a strong replacements bench that includes a fully-fit Jason Hobson and Bath loanee Nick Koster.       

Ben Glynn – who impressed as skipper in Bristol United’s 40-10 victory over Cambridge – is rewarded with a place in the 22-man squad alongside England U20 scrum half Callum Braley.

Bristol Rugby team to face Rotherham Titans at the Memorial Stadium on Sunday, 17 November (3pm KO):

Adam D’Arcy; George Watkins, Bryan Rennie, Ben Mosses, Charlie Amesbury; Tristan Roberts, Ruki Tipuna; Mark Lilley, Ross Johnston, Gaston Cortes, Glen Townson, Mark Sorenson (c), Marco Mama, Redford Pennycook, Mitch Eadie.

Replacements: Ollie Hayes, Jason Hobson, Ben Glynn, Nick Koster, Callum Braley, Adrian Jarvis, Andy Short.

Team Line-up

Bristol Rugby

No. Name
1 Mark Lilley
2 Ross Johnston
3 Gaston Cortes
4 Glen Townson
5 Mark Sorenson (c)
6 Marco Mama
7 Redford Pennycook
8 Mitch Eadie
9 Ruki Tipuna
10 Tristan Roberts
11 Charlie Amesbury
12 Ben Mosses
13 Bryan Rennie
14 George Watkins
15 Adam D'Arcy
16 Ollie Hayes
17 Jason Hobson
18 Ben Glynn
19 Nick Koster
20 Callum Braley
21 Adrian Jarvis
22 Andy Short

 

MATCH DAY REPORT -Bristol Rugby vs Rotherham Titans

Bristol Rugby 36-26 Rotherham Titans

Bristol Rugby withstood a second half fightback to seal a 36-26 victory over Rotherham Titans at the Memorial Stadium on Sunday.

Andy Robinson’s men extended their 100% home record with a bonus point win, as Redford Pennycook, Adam D’Arcy, Ruki Tipuna and Charlie Amesbury all crossed.

Rotherham took the lead when Juan Pablo Socino struck an angled three-pointer following an early spell of pressure from the visitors.

Bristol looked certain to cross soon after, but Mark Tampin’s professional foul close to the line – an infringement that saw the prop sin-binned – stopped Ruki Tipuna in his tracks.

The hosts seized the initiative from the resulting five metre scrum, as Redford Pennycook muscled his way over for an unconverted try.

As Bristol found some attacking rhythm, Titans were reduced to thirteen men when Barney Maddison was yellow carded for a deliberate knock-on.

And Adam D’Arcy stretched the advantage to 10-3 when the full-back capitalized on a four-man overlap to canter over for an unconverted try midway through the first period.

Tristan Roberts and Mitch Eadie came close to a third Bristol try, before the home side did eventually find a way through the Titans defence to open up a commanding lead.

After the pack had won a penalty at the opposition scrum, Ruki Tipuna showed quick thinking to burrow over from close range. Roberts landed the conversion to put his side 17-3 up.

Before the interval, both sides traded two penalties apiece - courtesy of Socino and Roberts – as Bristol went in at half-time in control at 23-9.

Andy Robinson’s men secured the bonus point within minutes of the restart. Charlie Amesbury marked an impressive return to first team action with a try, outpacing the Titans defence to dab down following a kick ahead. Roberts added the extras as Bristol went 30-9 in front.

The visitors reduced the deficit when Tom Cruse powered through several challenges to thunder over from ten metres for a converted score.

Tristan Roberts kept the scoreboard ticking over with a penalty goal, but Rotherham kept in touch when Juan Pablo Socino latched onto Charlie Mulchrone’s offload to race over, before converting his try.

After Gaston Cortes had been sin-binned for not rolling away, Juan Pablo Socino landed a long-range penalty goal to put the Yorkshire side within seven points.

After a spell of committed defence from Bristol, Adrian Jarvis’ late penalty goal ensured a sixth bonus point win of the Greene King IPA Championship campaign.

Bristol Rugby:

Adam D’Arcy; George Watkins, Bryan Rennie, Ben Mosses, Charlie Amesbury; Tristan Roberts, Ruki Tipuna; Mark Lilley, Ross Johnston, Gaston Cortes, Mark Sorenson (c), Glen Townson, Marco Mama, Redford Pennycook, Mitch Eadie.

Replacements: Ollie Hayes (for Ross Johnston, 70 mins) Jason Hobson (for Mitch Eadie, 68 mins), Ben Glynn (for Mark Sorenson, 59 mins), Nick Koster (for Redford Pennycook, 59 mins), Callum Braley (for Bryan Rennie, 78 mins), Adrian Jarvis (for Tristan Roberts, 70 mins), Andy Short (for George Watkins, 40 mins).

Rotherham Titans:

Sean Scanlon; Jamie Broadley, Jack Roberts, Juan Pablo Socino, Michael Keating; Joel Hodgson, Charlie Mulchrone (c); Marshall Gadd, Tom Cruse, Mark Tampin, Barney Maddison, Dan Sanderson, Ed Williamson, Ali Birch, Alfie To'oala.

Replacements: Jack Preece (for Ed Williamson, 40 mins) Robin Hislop (for Marshall Gadd, 40 mins), Colin Quigley (for Mark Tampin, 40 mins), Toby Freeman (for Tom Cruse, 73 mins), Laurence Pearce (for Alfie To’oala, 40 mins), Dan White (for Charlie Mulchrone, 73 mins), Joel Gill (for Jamie Broadley, 56 mins).

Referee: Tom Foley
Attendance: 4,655

Match information

Date 17th November 2013
Competition Greene King IPA Championship
Team First XV
Opponent Rotherham Titans
Venue Memorial Stadium
Result Win
Score 36-26

Bristol Rugby

No. Name T C D P
1 Mark Lilley        
2 Ross Johnston        
3 Gaston Cortes        
4 Glen Townson        
5 Mark Sorenson (c)        
6 Marco Mama        
7 Redford Pennycook 1      
8 Mitch Eadie        
9 Ruki Tipuna 1      
10 Tristan Roberts   2   3
11 Charlie Amesbury 1      
12 Ben Mosses        
13 Bryan Rennie        
14 George Watkins        
15 Adam D'Arcy 1      
16 Ollie Hayes        
17 Jason Hobson        
18 Ben Glynn        
19 Nick Koster        
20 Callum Braley        
21 Adrian Jarvis       1
22 Andy Short        

 

Rotherham Titans Rotherham Titans

No. Name T C D P
1 Marshall Gadd        
2 Tom Cruse 1      
3 Mark Tampin        
4 Barney Maddison        
5 Dan Sanderson        
6 Ed Williamson        
7 Ali Birch        
8 Alfie To'oala        
9 Charlie Mulchrone (c)        
10 Joel Hodgson        
11 Michael Keating        
12 Juan Pablo Socino 1 2   4
13 Jack Roberts        
14 Jamie Broadley        
15 Sean Scanlon        
16 Jack Preece        
17 Robin Hislop        
18 Colin Quigley        
19 Toby Freeman        
20 Laurence Pearce        
21 Dan White        
22 Joel Gill        

 

 

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