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Published on 12th April 2013 by Tom Tainton

Robinson makes six changes from Plymouth win


Jason Hobson returns to the starting line-up for the first time since January ahead of Saturday’s crunch test against London Scottish (3pm KO).

The prop is one of six changes from the side that saw off Plymouth Albion in the last RFU Championship outing.

George Watkins and Fautua Otto are named in the backline, as Jack Tovey and Ben Mosses (shoulder) miss out. Ruki Tipuna captains in the side in the absence of Iain Grieve, who is included on the bench after missing the B&I Cup defeat with a virus.

Director of Rugby Andy Robinson opts for a fresh front row, as Traynor, Johnston and Hobson all come in, while Redford Pennycook switches to blindside flanker.

Bristol revert to a four forwards and three backs split on the replacements bench, with the hugely experienced Roy Winters included in the 22-man squad.

Bristol Rugby team to face London Scottish at the Richmond Athletic Ground on Saturday, 13 April (3pm KO):

Jon Goodridge; George Watkins, Fautua Otto, Luke Eves, Ryan Edwards; Adrian Jarvis, Ruki Tipuna (c); Kyle Traynor, Ross Johnston, Jason Hobson, Mariano Sambucetti, Glen Townson, Redford Pennycook, James Merriman, Marco Mama.

Replacements: Rhys Lawrence, Bruce Douglas, Roy Winters, Iain Grieve, James Grindal, Tristan Roberts, Jack Tovey.