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TEAM NEWS: Bristol Rugby Vs Bedford Blues

Published on 04th October 2013 by Tom Tainton

Robinson makes six changes for Blues

Bryan Rennie makes his first competitive start since October 2012 as Bristol Rugby prepare for the challenge of Bedford Blues at the Memorial Stadium on Sunday (3pm KO).

The centre is the only change in the backline, while Director of Rugby Andy Robinson makes five changes to his pack ahead of the Greene King IPA Championship clash.

Mark Lilley is included for his first competitive appearance of the season, while James Hall also comes back into the side.

Ben Skirving is selected alongside skipper Mark Sorenson in the second row and James Merriman and Nick Koster also return. Redford Pennycook (foot) and Kyle Traynor (head) are unavailable.

Nicky Robinson and Jason Hobson are named among the replacements, while Rhys Lawrence could make his fiftieth competitive appearance for the Club from the bench.

Bristol Rugby team to face Bedford Blues at the Memorial Stadium on Sunday, 6 October (3pm KO):

Adam D’Arcy; George Watkins, Bryan Rennie, Ben Mosses, Ryan Edwards; Tristan Roberts, Ruki Tipuna; Mark Lilley, Ollie Hayes, James Hall, Ben Skirving, Mark Sorenson (c), Nick Koster, James Merriman, Marco Mama.

Replacements: Rhys Lawrence, Jason Hobson, Glen Townson, Mitch Eadie, Callum Braley, Nicky Robinson, Andy Short.