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Bristol Duo To Face New Zealand Maori

Published on 11th November 2012 by Tom Tainton

Tovey and Roberts named in Championship XV


Two Bristol players have been included in the RFU Championship select XV squad ahead of the clash with the Maori All Blacks on Saturday, 17 November at Castle Park (12.05pm KO).

Fly-half Tristan Roberts and utility back Jack Tovey are named in Mike Rayer’s squad for the fixture at Castle Park.

The RFU Championship XV - which is comprised entirely of English Qualified Players (EQP) – will be coached by Cornish Pirates’ Ian Davies and Leeds Carnegie’s Diccon Edwards.

Commenting on the opportunity the RFU Championship XV game offers the players and the league as a whole, Rayer said: “I think it’s a great opportunity. Myself, Ian and Diccon have been in this division for a while now, as have a lot of the players.  It’s proven as a development pathway.

“There are a few guys in the England squad who have passed through the RFU Championship at some stage in some form. I’m a big supporter of the RFU Championship and what it’s done for player development."


Luke Baldwin (Bedford Blues)
Josh Bassett (Bedford Blues)
Gavin Cattle (Cornish Pirates)
Rhys Crane (Nottingham Rugby)
Charlie Hayter (Moseley Rugby)
Dante Mama (Doncaster Knights)
Tristian Roberts (Bristol Rugby)
Jake Sharp (Bedford Blues)
Tim Streather (Nottingham Rugby)
Jack Tovey (Bristol Rugby)


Dan Baines (Rotherham Titans)
Phil Burgess (Cornish Pirates)
Tom Davies (Doncaster Knights)
Calum Green (Leeds Carnegie)
Nathan Hannay (Jersey RFC)
Mark Irish (London Scottish)
Richard Mayhew (Newcastle Falcons)
Alan Paver (Cornish Pirates)
Ben Pienaar (Moseley Rugby)
Nic Rouse (Nottingham Rugby)
Jacob Rowan (Leeds Carnegie)
Oliver Tomaszczyk (Newcastle Falcons)
Jon Vickers (Plymouth Albion)