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B&I Cup Team News: Bristol Rugby Vs Leinster A

Published on 05th April 2013 by Tom Tainton

Robinson names strong side for Cup clash


Callum Braley is set for his first competitive start when Bristol Rugby face Leinster ‘A’ in the quarter-finals of the B&I Cup on Sunday (3pm KO).

The England U20 scrum half – who came on against Plymouth Albion as a second half replacement – forms a new-look half back partnership with Adrian Jarvis.

Andy Short makes his first start for the Club on the wing, while Fautua Otto returns to the midfield alongside Ben Mosses.

In the front row, Rhys Lawrence  - who has three tries in the competition so far – retains his place alongside Mark Lilley and Gaston Cortes.

Director of Rugby Andy Robinson opts for a four forwards and three backs split on the replacements bench, with the Club’s leading points scorer in the Cup - Tristan Roberts – included in the 22-man squad.

Bristol Rugby team to face Leinster ‘A’ at the Memorial Stadium on Sunday, 7 April (3pm KO):

Jon Goodridge; George Watkins, Fautua Otto, Ben Mosses, Andy Short; Adrian Jarvis, Callum Braley; Mark Lilley, Rhys Lawrence, Gaston Cortes; Mariano Sambucetti, Roy Winters; Iain Grieve (c), James Merriman, Mitch Eadie.

Replacements: Ross Johnston, Bruce Douglas, Glen Townson, Alafoti Faosiliva, James Grindal, Tristan Roberts, Jack Tovey.