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Team News: Bristol Rugby Vs Leeds Carnegie

Published on 24th January 2013 by Tom Tainton

Bristol make four changes for Leeds clash


Bristol Rugby will be seeking a sixth straight home win when Leeds Carnegie visit the West Country on Friday evening (7.45pm KO).

Liam Middleton makes four changes from the side that defeated Ulster in the B&I Cup, as Bristol return to RFU Championship action at the Memorial Stadium.

With Mike Tagicakibau and Fautua Otto still sidelined, Ryan Edwards is drafted into the backline for a first appearance in Bristol colours since November.

Mariano Sambucetti returns to the second row, while Redford Pennycook comes in at openside flanker.

Middleton opts for a five forwards and two backs split on the replacements bench, with Alafoti Faosiliva included in the 22-man squad.

Bristol Rugby team to face Leeds Carnegie at the Memorial Stadium on Friday, 25 January (7.45pm KO):

Jack Tovey; George Watkins, Luke Eves, Ben Mosses, Ryan Edwards; Adrian Jarvis, James Grindal (c); Kyle Traynor, Ross Johnston, Jason Hobson, Mariano Sambucetti, Glen Townson, Marco Mama, Redford Pennycook, Mitch Eadie.

Replacements: Rhys Lawrence, Mark Lilley, Wayne Thompson, Ben Glynn, Alafoti Faosiliva, Tristan Roberts, Ruki Tipuna.