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B&I CUP TEAM NEWS: Aberavon Vs Bristol Rugby

Published on 18th October 2013 by Tom Tainton

Three changes made for Cup clash

Ross Johnston makes his first appearance of the campaign when Bristol face Aberavon in the B&I Cup on Saturday (2.30pm KO).

The hooker returns after a five-week suspension for the Talbot Athletic clash, as Bristol make three changes to the side that beat Leeds Carnegie in the opening round of the competition.

Adrian Jarvis comes into the backline in place of Nicky Robinson, while Bruce Douglas is named in the front row for his first start of the season.

Jack Tovey is included in the 22-man squad after returning to full fitness, while Tristan Roberts is also selected among the replacements.

Bristol Rugby team to face Aberavon at the Talbot Athletic Ground on Saturday, 19 October (2.30pm KO):

Auguy Slowik; Charlie Amesbury, Fautua Otto, Nick Carpenter, Sammy Speight; Adrian Jarvis, Callum Braley; Gaston Cortes, Ross Johnston, Bruce Douglas, Mariano Sambucetti, Ben Glynn, Iain Grieve (c), Redford Pennycook, Mitch Eadie.

Replacements: Rhys Lawrence, Mark Lilley, Glen Townson, Joe Joyce, Tristan Roberts, James Grindal, Jack Tovey.