TEAM NEWS: Ealing Trailfinders Vs Bristol Rugby
Baldwin named in 22-man squad
Luke Baldwin could make his first team debut from the replacements bench when Bristol Rugby face Ealing on Saturday (3pm KO).
The scrum half – who signed from Saracens in November – was cup-tied for the B&I Cup fixtures, but is included in Andy Robinson’s 22-man squad at Vallis Way.
Bristol make nine changes from the side that went down 22-28 to Leeds Carnegie in the last Greene King IPA Championship outing.
Callum Braley makes his first league start of the campaign in a backline that includes five graduates of the Bristol Rugby Academy.
In the pack, Mark Sorenson returns as skipper, while Mitch Eadie is selected at no.8 following a stunning hat-trick in the 78-0 win over Aberavon.
Robinson names a four forwards and three backs split on the bench.
Bristol Rugby team to face Ealing Trailfinders at Vallis Way on Saturday, 21 December (3pm KO):
Jack Tovey; George Watkins, Andy Short, Luke Eves, Ryan Edwards; Nicky Robinson, Callum Braley; Kyle Traynor, Rhys Lawrence, Gaston Cortes, Glen Townson, Mark Sorenson (c), Nick Koster, Marco Mama, Mitch Eadie.
Replacements: Ollie Hayes, James Hall, Ben Skirving, James Merriman, Luke Baldwin, Adrian Jarvis, Charlie Amesbury.