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Preview: Rotherham Titans v Bristol Rugby

Rotherham Titans v Bristol Rugby
Abbeydale
Sunday, May 10th, 7.45pm
Greene King IPA Championship play-off semi-final second leg
Bristol lead 32-20 on aggregate

Bristol Rugby take a 12 point lead to Abbeydale this Sunday as they look to defeat Rotherham Titans and reach the play-off final.

The two sides met at the same stage in last season's play-offs and Bristol came out on top in the second leg at Abbeydale.

Losing by eight at the break and reduced to fourteen men after Marco Mama’s yellow card, Andy Robinson’s men notched nineteen unanswered points to come from behind and claim victory in Sheffield

Ben Mosses’ touched down early in the second period, while the talismanic Nicky Robinson struck four successful penalties.

The winning side on Sunday will book a spot in the play-off final against either Worcester Warriors or London Scottish.

The finals are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 20th and Wednesday, May 27th (both 7.45pm KO).

Team News

Bristol make two changes from the side that beat Rotherham 32-20 in the first leg at Ashton Gate.

Marco Mama comes into the back row in place of Mitch Eadie (shoulder), while Nicky Robinson earns a start at fly-half following his impressive performance from the replacements bench last weekend.

Olly Robinson comes into the 22-man squad in the only change to the replacements bench.

Bristol Rugby team to face Rotherham Titans at Abbeydale on Sunday, 10 May (1.45pm KO):

Jack Wallace; David Lemi, Gareth Maule, Gavin Henson, Charlie Amesbury; Nicky Robinson, Dwayne Peel (c); Kyle Traynor, Ross McMillan, Gaston Cortes, Glen Townson, Mark Sorenson, Marco Mama, Jack Lam, Ryan Jones.

Replacements: Chris Brooker, Anthony Perenise, Ben Glynn, Olly Robinson, Tom Kessell, Matthew Morgan, Jack Tovey.

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