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TEAM NEWS: Bristol Rugby Vs Aberavon

Published on 10th January 2014 by Tom Tainton

Bristol set for Anglo-Welsh clash

Ben Mosses is set for his first start since November when Bristol Rugby face Aberavon in Pool Five of the B&I Cup on Sunday (3pm KO).

The centre returns from a month on the sidelines with a shoulder injury to form a centre partnership with Luke Eves in the Memorial Stadium clash.

Academy utility back Auguy Slowik retains his place in the backline, while Andy Short – who has four tries in four Cup games – is named on the wing.

In the pack, James Merriman and Iain Grieve earn starts, while Ben Skirving skippers the side from No. 8.

The replacements bench sees a four forwards and three backs split, with Academy prop will Davis included in the 22-man squad.

Bristol Rugby team to face Aberavon at the Memorial Stadium on Sunday, 12 January (3pm KO):

Auguy Slowik; Andy Short, Luke Eves, Ben Mosses, Charlie Amesbury; Adrian Jarvis, Ruki Tipuna; Mark Lilley, Ross Johnston, James Hall, Joe Joyce, Ben Glynn, Iain Grieve, James Merriman, Ben Skirving (c).

Replacements: Ollie Hayes, Will Davis, Glen Townson, Mitch Eadie, Callum Braley, Tristan Roberts, Jack Tovey.