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PREVIEW: Plymouth Albion

Published on 29th August 2014 by Tom Tainton

Bristol travel to Brickfields on Saturday

Plymouth Albion host Bristol on Saturday in their fourth and final pre-season fixture before the beginning of the Greene King IPA Championship campaign (3pm KO).

The Brickfields outfit - who are skippered by former Bristol back-rower Iain Grieve - have enjoyed an impressive pre-season, picking up victories over Launceston, Neath and Hartpury College.

James Shanahan's men began their preparations for the new season overcoming Launceston 55-3 in a hotly tempered affair.

Albion then travelled to the Gnoll, defeating Neath 34-7 as wingers Jake Henry and Mark Kohler both scored twice, while fly-half Declan Cusack and full-back Lewis Warner also touched down.

Plymouth then fought back from a 10-26 half-time deficit to beat Hartpury College 34-26 at Brickfields and maintain a 100% record in pre-season.

Albion begin the Championship season with a trip to Castle Park to face Doncaster Knights on Saturday, 6 September (3pm KO).