TEAM NEWS: Bristol Rugby Vs Newport Gwent Dragons
Bristol announce squad for opening clash
Bristol Rugby begin their pre-season campaign versus Newport Gwent Dragons at the Clifton RFC training base on Sunday (3pm KO).
Andy Robinson names a 25-man squad for the Dragons clash, handing club debuts to four players
Originally scheduled to be played at Ashton Gate Stadium, the fixture was moved to allow more preparation time for the state-of-the-art DESSO pitch.
Andy Robinson names a 25-man squad for the Dragons clash, handing club debuts to four players.
Darren Hudson and Dwayne Peel – who skippers the side – are included in the backline, while Jack O’Connell and Max Crumpton start in the front row.
New recruits Olly Robinson, Craig Hampson and Callum Sheedy are listed among the replacements for the Cribbs Causeway clash.
Bristol Rugby team to face Newport Gwent Dragons at the Cribbs Causeway Ground on Sunday, 17 August (3pm KO):
Darren Hudson; Ryan Edwards, Luke Eves, Mark Cooke, Charlie Amesbury; Adrian Jarvis, Dwayne Peel (c); Jack O’Connell, Max Crumpton, James Hall, Ben Glynn, Glen Townson, Marco Mama, Ross Rennie, Ben Skirving.
Replacements: Rhys Lawrence, Ellis Genge, Joe Joyce, Olly Robinson, Craig Hampson, Luke Baldwin, Callum Sheedy, Lucas Slowik, Auguy Slowik.