Play-Off Team News: Cornish Pirates Vs Bristol Rugby
Middleton makes seven changes to side ahead of semi-final
Bristol travel to Mennaye Field to face Cornish Pirates on Bank Holiday Monday in the first leg of the RFU Championship semi-finals (12.05pm KO).
Liam Middleton makes seven changes to the side that beat Doncaster Knights to confirm top spot in Pool A.
Jack Tovey and Ruki Tipuna return to the backline, while Will Helu - who scored three times in the pool stages – moves to centre to accommodate George Watkins who is named on the wing.
Henry Vanderglas earns his first start since the 18-17 defeat to Pirates in the regular season, alongside Marco Mama and skipper Iain Grieve in the back row.
Championship Dream Team duo Roy Winters and Mark Irish are also included in the pack.
Middleton opts for a four forwards and three backs split on the replacements bench.
Bristol Rugby team to face Cornish Pirates on Monday, 7 May (12.05pm KO):
Jon Goodridge; Jack Tovey, Will Helu, Luke Eves, George Watkins; Matthew Jones, Ruki Tipuna; Mark Irish, Ross Johnston, Wayne Thompson, Glen Townson, Roy Winters, Henry Vanderglas, Marco Mama, Iain Grieve (c).
Replacements: Jason Harris-Wright, Mark Lilley, Ben Glynn, Redford Pennycook, Tom Slater, Matty James, Sean Marsden.