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Team News: Jersey Vs Bristol Rugby

Published on 22nd March 2013 by Tom Tainton

Robinson makes six changes to line-up

 

Bristol Rugby make a first ever visit to St Peter to face Jersey in the RFU Championship on Saturday, looking to end a run of two successive league defeats (3pm KO).

Andy Robinson makes six changes to the side that went down 23-14 to Moseley as the Director of Rugby takes the reins for the first time, following Liam Middleton’s departure on Monday.

In the backline, Jon Goodridge is set for his first RFU Championship appearance since New Year’s Day, while Adrian Jarvis returns to first team action after being sidelined for two weeks with a head injury.

Robinson welcomes Argentinian duo Mariano Sambucetti and Gaston Cortes back into the pack, while Glen Townson starts in place of Ben Glynn, who is set to be out for up to six weeks with ankle ligament damage.

In the back row, skipper Iain Grieve will make his first league start since November, while Marco Mama switches to No. 8.

Bristol revert to a four forwards and three backs split on the replacements bench.

Bristol Rugby team to face Jersey at St Peter on Saturday, 23 March (3pm KO):

Jon Goodridge; George Watkins, Fautua Otto, Luke Eves, Ryan Edwards; Adrian Jarvis, James Grindal; Kyle Traynor, Ross Johnston, Gaston Cortes, Mariano Sambucetti, Glen Townson, Iain Grieve (c), Redford Pennycook, Marco Mama.

Replacements: Rhys Lawrence, Bruce Douglas, Roy Winters, Mitch Eadie, Ruki Tipuna, Tristan Roberts, Jack Tovey.