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REPORT: Bristol Rugby 29-24 Cornish Pirates

Match Report

Sunday, March 6th 2016

The Championship

Bristol Rugby 29 - 24 Cornish Pirates*

HT 21-5

Lam, Lemi, Varndell, Wallace Tries Beukeboom, Duncan, Holland, Moyle
Henson (3) Conversions Cargill (2)
Henson Penalties


Att: 7005

Venue: Ashton Gate

Ref: Christophe Ridley


Bristol Rugby

  • 1 Jamal Michael Ford-Robinson
  • 2 Geraint Marc Jones
  • 3 Anthony Isaac Perenise
  • 4 Ian Richard Evans
  • 5 Mark Richard Sorenson
  • 6 Jack Tafa Lam
  • 7 Oliver James Robinson
  • 8 Rayn Smid
  • 9 William Peter Samuel Cliff
  • 10 Matthew James Morgan
  • 11 David Lemi
  • 12 Gavin Lloyd Henson
  • 13 Ben Charles G. Mosses
  • 14 Thomas William Varndell
  • 15 Jack Edward Wallace


  • 16 Christopher Leslie Brooker
  • 17 Kyle Traynor
  • 18 Rodrigo Gaston Cortes
  • 19 Benjamin Edward Glynn
  • 20 Marco Yanda Nason Mama
  • 21 Martin Roberts
  • 22 Luke Arscott

Cornish Pirates

  • 1 Tyler Aaron Gendall
  • 2 Jack Oliver J. Innard
  • 3 Adam Scott Jamieson
  • 4 Marcus David Garratt
  • 5 Brett Gary Beukeboom
  • 6 Jacob Tobias Parker
  • 7 Joseph William Atkinson
  • 8 Thomas James Duncan
  • 9 Stuart Gregory Townsend
  • 10 Laurence Rory May
  • 11 Craig James T. Holland
  • 12 Rheon Dafydd James
  • 13 Thomas Paul Riley
  • 14 Kyle Moyle
  • 15 Alexander James Patrick O'Meara


  • 16 Robert Kevin Elloway
  • 17 Marlen Walker
  • 18 Alexander Michael Cheesman
  • 19 Matthew Bolwell
  • 20 Michel Jeffrey B. Pope
  • 21 William David Cargill
  • 22 Alexander Thomas Dancer

Bristol Rugby recorded a bonus point 29-24 victory over Cornish Pirates on Sunday.

The hosts scored four tries as Tom Varndell, Jack Lam, Jack Wallace and David Lemi all crossed at Ashton Gate.

It took Bristol eight minutes to break the deadlock as Tom Varndell finished off a slick backline move to go in under the posts for a converted try.

After Laurence May missed a penalty attempt for the visitors, Jack Lam continued his prolific try-scoring streak with a close-range effort, converted by Henson to move Bristol 14-0 ahead.

Brett Beukeboom’s powerful effort put Cornish Pirates back in contention midway through the first half, but Jack Wallace went over a third on the stroke of the interval to give the home side breathing space at 21-5.

David Lemi capped a fine performance with Bristol’s bonus point try, sliding over in the corner after the ball was moved quickly wide.

Pirates hit back through Kyle Moyle’s superb individual score, before Gavin Henson kept the scoreboard ticking over with an angled penalty goal.

But the visitors had the final say with a flurry of late tries as Craig Holland and Tom Duncan went over to hand Cornish Pirates two losing bonus points.

Bristol Rugby:

Jack Wallace; Tom Varndell, Ben Mosses, Gavin Henson, David Lemi (c); Matthew Morgan, Will Cliff; Jamal Ford-Robinson, Marc Jones, Anthony Perenise, Ian Evans, Mark Sorenson, Jack Lam, Olly Robinson, Rayn Smid.

Replacements: Chris Brooker (for Marc Jones, 78 mins), Kyle Traynor (for Jamal Ford-Robinson, 40 mins), Gaston Cortes (for Anthony Perenise, 40 mins), Ben Glynn (for Mark Sorenson, 62 mins), Marco Mama (for Jack Lam, 53 mins), Martin Roberts (for Will Cliff, 72 mins), Luke Arscott (for Ben Mosses, 40 mins).

Cornish Pirates:

Alex O'Meara; Kyle Moyle, Tom Riley, Rheon James, Craig Holland; Laurence May, Stuart Townsend; Tyler Gendall, Jack Innard, Adam Jamieson, Marcus Garratt, Brett Beukeboom, Jake Parker, Joe Atkinson, Tom Duncan (c).

Replacements: Rob Elloway (for Jack Innard, 69 mins), Marlen Walker (for Tyler Gendall, 50 mins), Alex Cheesman, Matt Bolwell (for Marcus Garratt, 53 mins), Mike Pope (for Stuart Townsend, 45 mins), Will Cargill (for Laurence May, 50 mins), Alex Dancer (for Tom Riley, 65 mins).

Referee: Christophe Ridley

Man of the Match: Jack Wallace

Attendance: 7,005

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