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Team News: Bristol Rugby Vs Rotherham

Published on 15th February 2013 by Tom Tainton

Middleton keeps faith in same starting line-up


Bristol Rugby face Rotherham Titans on Sunday, looking to extend an unbeaten run at home that stretches back to September (3pm KO).

Liam Middleton makes no changes from the side selected to play in the postponed fixture with Moseley last weekend.

Gaston Cortes returns from injury to replace the suspended Jason Hobson, while Alafoti Faosiliva is preferred to Marco Mama in the back row.

Bristol are boosted as Fautua Otto makes his first start of the campaign, while Mike Tagicakibau (hamstring) is still sidelined.

Middleton opts for a five forwards and two backs split on the bench.

Bristol Rugby team to face Rotherham at Memorial Stadium on Sunday, 17 February (3pm KO):

Jack Tovey; George Watkins, Fautua Otto, Luke Eves, Ryan Edwards; Adrian Jarvis, James Grindal (c); Kyle Traynor, Ross Johnston, Gaston Cortes, Mariano Sambucetti, Glen Townson, Alafoti Faosiliva, Redford Pennycook, Mitch Eadie.

Replacements: Rhys Lawrence, Bruce Douglas, Wayne Thompson, Ben Glynn, Marco Mama, Ruki Tipuna, Tristan Roberts.