B&I Cup Team News: Bridgend Vs Bristol Rugby
Bristol make seven changes for B&I Cup clash
Tom Slater is set for his first competitive start of the season when Bristol Rugby return to B&I Cup action against Bridgend at Riverside Hardware Brewery Field on Saturday (2.30pm KO).
Liam Middleton names a strong line-up as the Club – who currently sit at the top of Pool 1 - look to continue their 100% record in the competition.
There are seven changes in total from the side that beat London Scottish – five of which are in the pack.
In a relatively unchanged backline, Matt Williams makes his first start since the B&I Cup victory over Cardiff in October.
Scotland international Kyle Traynor returns to a new-look front row alongside Rhys Lawrence and Gaston Cortes, while Ben Glynn and Marco Mama are also included.
Middleton opts for a five forwards and two backs split on the bench, with George Biagi included among the replacements.
Bristol Rugby team to face Bridgend at Riverside Hardware Brewery Field on Saturday, 8 December (2.30pm KO):
Jack Tovey; George Watkins, Luke Eves, Ben Mosses, Matt Williams; Adrian Jarvis, Tom Slater; Kyle Traynor, Rhys Lawrence, Gaston Cortes, Ben Glynn, Glen Townson, Iain Grieve (c), Marco Mama, Alafoti Faosiliva.
Replacements: Tom Channon, Mark Lilley, Wayne Thompson, George Biagi, Mitch Eadie, James Grindal, Tristan Roberts.