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Bristol Rugby vs Leeds Carnegie

MATCH DAY OVERVIEW -Bristol Rugby vs Leeds Carnegie

Bristol Rugby

Last 3 matches
10/11/13 Bristol Rugby 7-22 London Welsh
17/11/13 Bristol Rugby 36-26 Rotherham Titans
24/11/13 Bristol Rugby 15-21 Cornish Pirates

 

Tournament Record
Played 120
Wins 76
Losses 41
Draws 3
Average Pts Per Game 25.59
Biggest Win 65-3
Heaviest Defeat 13-81

 

Leeds Carnegie Leeds Carnegie

Last 3 matches
10/11/13 Leeds Carnegie 19-10 Rotherham Titans
16/11/13 Leeds Carnegie 15-26 London Scottish
24/11/13 Leeds Carnegie 29-13 Jersey

 

Tournament Record
Played 61
Wins 35
Losses 23
Draws 3
Average Pts Per Game 23.25
Biggest Win 42-7
Heaviest Defeat 10-53

 

Head 2 Head

14 Played 14
8 Wins 8
6 Losses 6
0 Draws 0
26 Tries 22
17 Conversions 17
45 Penalties 35
2 Drop Goals 0
368 Points 221

 

MATCH DAY PREVIEW -Bristol Rugby vs Leeds Carnegie

Luke Eves returns to starting line-up

Luke Eves is set for his first league start since September when Bristol Rugby face Leeds Carnegie on Sunday (3.15pm KO).

The centre is one of twelve changes to the side that went down to Cornish Pirates, as Andy Robinson shuffles his pack for the Memorial Stadium clash.

Tristan Roberts comes back into the side, while George Watkins, Bryan Rennie and Ruki Tipuna also return to the starting line-up.

In the pack, only Ben Glynn remains from the defeat at Mennaye Field as Kyle Traynor, Rhys Lawrence and James Hall form a new-look front row.

Skipper Mark Sorenson returns, while Marco Mama, James Merriman and Ben Skirving are also included.

Bristol continue with a four forwards and three backs split on the bench, with Callum Braley and Adrian Jarvis named among the replacements.

Bristol Rugby team to face Leeds Carnegie at the Memorial Stadium on Sunday, 1 December (3.15pm KO):

Adam D’Arcy; George Watkins, Bryan Rennie, Luke Eves, Charlie Amesbury; Tristan Roberts, Ruki Tipuna; Kyle Traynor, Rhys Lawrence, James Hall, Ben Glynn, Mark Sorenson (c), Marco Mama, James Merriman, Ben Skirving.

Replacements: Ollie Hayes, Gaston Cortes, Glen Townson, Mitch Eadie, Callum Braley, Adrian Jarvis, Andy Short.

Team Line-up

Bristol Rugby

No. Name
1 Kyle Traynor
2 Rhys Lawrence
3 James Hall
4 Ben Glynn
5 Mark Sorenson (c)
6 Marco Mama
7 James Merriman
8 Ben Skirving
9 Ruki Tipuna
10 Tristan Roberts
11 Charlie Amesbury
12 Luke Eves
13 Bryan Rennie
14 George Watkins
15 Adam D'Arcy
16 Ollie Hayes
17 Gaston Cortes
18 Glen Townson
19 Mitch Eadie
20 Callum Braley
21 Adrian Jarvis
22 Andy Short

 

MATCH DAY REPORT -Bristol Rugby vs Leeds Carnegie

Bristol Rugby 22-28 Leeds Carnegie

Bristol Rugby sunk to a first home defeat of the campaign, going down 22-28 to Leeds Carnegie at the Memorial Stadium.

Andy Robinson’s side scored four tries to record two losing bonus points, but trailed by eleven points at the interval as Leeds ran riot during the first period.

George Watkins (2), Kyle Traynor and Mitch Eadie all crossed, but it wasn’t enough as Leeds went over four times to clinch maximum points.

Bristol showed positive intent early on and could have gone in front when Bryan Rennie found space down the outside channel, only for the centre to be bundled into touch just a metre from the whitewash.

But, after Rhys Lawrence was held up over the line three times in quick succession, Leeds took the lead on their first foray into Bristol’s 22.

Fred Burdon collected James Currie’s neat offload to coast in under the posts from close range for a converted score.

Bristol found a route back into the game midway through the first period as George Watkins latched onto Ruki Tipuna’s long pass to race over in the corner. Roberts couldn’t convert, so the score remained 5-7.

Leeds extended their advantage with a second try when Jonah Holmes shrugged off two defenders to pluck a crossfield kick from the air and gallop in under the posts, while Glyn Hughes slotted the extras.

And Holmes took advantage of a gaping overlap soon after, capitalizing on Stevie McColl’s individual break to canter in for his second of the afternoon and move the visitors into a commanding 5-21 lead.

On the stroke of the interval, Kyle Traynor muscled his way over from twelve metres for an unconverted score as Andy Robinson’s men went in trailing 10-21.

Ben Harris rumbled over for the visitors to seal a bonus point in the second half, but – after Leeds skipper Jacob Rowan was sin-binned – Mitch Eadie burrowed over following a quickly taken penalty to give Bristol hope.

In the dying stages, George Watkins notched a second try as the hosts fought back to within six points and claim two losing bonus points.

Bristol Rugby:

Adam D’Arcy; George Watkins, Bryan Rennie, Luke Eves, Charlie Amesbury; Tristan Roberts, Ruki Tipuna; Kyle Traynor, Rhys Lawrence, James Hall, Ben Glynn, Mark Sorenson (c), Marco Mama, James Merriman, Ben Skirving.

Replacements: Ollie Hayes, Gaston Cortes (for James Hall, 56 mins), Glen Townson (for Ben Glynn, 49 mins), Mitch Eadie (for Ben Skirving, 56 mins), Callum Braley (for Ruki Tipuna, 56 mins), Adrian Jarvis (for Tristan Roberts, 50 mins), Andy Short (for Bryan Rennie, 57 mins).

Leeds Carnegie:

Stevie McColl; Jonah Holmes, Josh Griffin, Fred Burdon, David Doherty; Glyn Hughes, Craig Hampson; Ben Harris, Phil Nilsen, James Currie, Nathan Hannay, Calum Green, Richard Beck, James Doyle, Jacob Rowan (c).

Replacements: Joe Graham, Sam Lockwood (for Ben Harris, 60 mins), Lee Imiolek (for James Currie, 60 mins), Matt Smith (for Nathan Hannay, 69 mins), Chris Walker (for James Doyle, 69 mins), Alex Lozowski, Oli Goss.

Referee: Greg Macdonald
Attendance: 5,029
ITEC UK Man of The Match: Kyle Traynor

Match information

Date 1st December 2013
Competition Greene King IPA Championship
Team First XV
Opponent Leeds Carnegie
Venue Memorial Stadium
Result Loss
Score 22-28

Bristol Rugby

No. Name T C D P
1 Kyle Traynor 1      
2 Rhys Lawrence        
3 James Hall        
4 Ben Glynn        
5 Mark Sorenson (c)        
6 Marco Mama        
7 James Merriman        
8 Ben Skirving        
9 Ruki Tipuna        
10 Tristan Roberts        
11 Charlie Amesbury        
12 Luke Eves        
13 Bryan Rennie        
14 George Watkins 2      
15 Adam D'Arcy        
16 Ollie Hayes        
17 Gaston Cortes        
18 Glen Townson        
19 Mitch Eadie 1      
20 Callum Braley        
21 Adrian Jarvis   1    
22 Andy Short        

 

Leeds Carnegie Leeds Carnegie

No. Name T C D P
1 Ben Harris 1      
2 Phil Nilsen        
3 James Currie        
4 Nathan Hannay        
5 Callum Green        
6 Richard Beck        
7 James Doyle        
8 Jacob Rowan (c)        
9 Craig Hampson        
10 Glyn Hughes   4    
11 David Doherty        
12 Fred Burdon 1      
13 Josh Griffin        
14 Jonah Holmes 2      
15 Stevie McColl        
16 Joe Graham        
17 Sam Lockwood        
18 Lee Imiolek        
19 Matt Smith        
20 Chris Walker        
21 Alex Lozowski        
22 Oli Goss        

 

 

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