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Team News: Cornish Pirates Vs Bristol Rugby

Bristol make one change from Doncaster victory


Bristol Rugby face Cornish Pirates on Tuesday (2pm KO) in search of a first win at Mennaye Field since May 2010.

Head Coach Liam Middleton names a virtually unchanged starting line up, with just one change from the side that beat Doncaster Knights in Round 12 of the RFU Championship.

Jon Goodridge comes in at full-back for his first league start since September, while Jack Tovey switches to the wing.

Luke Eves continues his impressive record of playing every single minute of first team rugby so far this season, while Ruki Tipuna retains the captain’s armband.

Middleton opts for a four forwards and three backs split on the replacements bench, with Fautua Otto included in the 22-man squad.

Bristol Rugby team to face Cornish Pirates at Mennaye Field on Tuesday, 1 January (1pm KO):

Jon Goodridge; Jack Tovey, Luke Eves, Jack Gadd, David McIlwaine; Adrian Jarvis, Ruki Tipuna (c); Kyle Traynor, Ross Johnston, Jason Hobson, Mariano Sambucetti, Glen Townson, Alafoti Faosiliva, Redford Pennycook, Mitch Eadie.

Replacements: Rhys Lawrence, Bruce Douglas, Ben Glynn, Marco Mama, James Grindal, Tristan Roberts, Fautua Otto.

31st December 2012 published by Tom Tainton

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