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TEAM NEWS: Ealing Trailfinders Vs Bristol Rugby

Published on 20th December 2013 by Tom Tainton

Baldwin named in 22-man squad

Luke Baldwin could make his first team debut from the replacements bench when Bristol Rugby face Ealing on Saturday (3pm KO).

The scrum half – who signed from Saracens in November – was cup-tied for the B&I Cup fixtures, but is included in Andy Robinson’s 22-man squad at Vallis Way.

Bristol make nine changes from the side that went down 22-28 to Leeds Carnegie in the last Greene King IPA Championship outing.

Callum Braley makes his first league start of the campaign in a backline that includes five graduates of the Bristol Rugby Academy.

In the pack, Mark Sorenson returns as skipper, while Mitch Eadie is selected at no.8 following a stunning hat-trick in the 78-0 win over Aberavon.

Robinson names a four forwards and three backs split on the bench.

Bristol Rugby team to face Ealing Trailfinders at Vallis Way on Saturday, 21 December (3pm KO):

Jack Tovey; George Watkins, Andy Short, Luke Eves, Ryan Edwards; Nicky Robinson, Callum Braley; Kyle Traynor, Rhys Lawrence, Gaston Cortes, Glen Townson, Mark Sorenson (c), Nick Koster, Marco Mama, Mitch Eadie.

Replacements: Ollie Hayes, James Hall, Ben Skirving, James Merriman, Luke Baldwin, Adrian Jarvis, Charlie Amesbury.