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REPORT: Bristol Rugby 35-0 London Welsh

Match Report

Sunday, December 27th 2015

The Championship

Bristol Rugby 35 - 0 London Welsh*

HT 28-0

Jones, Eadie, Cliff, Tovey, Varndell Tries
Henson (5) Conversions


Att: 11117

Venue: Ashton Gate

Ref: Luke Pearce


Bristol Rugby

  • 1 Jack James O'Connell
  • 2 Geraint Marc Jones
  • 3 Anthony Isaac Perenise
  • 4 Glen Christian Townson
  • 5 Mark Richard Sorenson
  • 6 Ralph Nicholas Koster
  • 7 Jack Tafa Lam
  • 8 Mitchell William Eadie
  • 9 William Peter Samuel Cliff
  • 10 Adrian Thomas Jarvis
  • 11 David Lemi
  • 12 Gavin Lloyd Henson
  • 13 Jack Terence Tovey
  • 14 Thomas William Varndell
  • 15 Jack Edward Wallace


  • 16 Peter Ross McMillan
  • 17 Ellis Genge
  • 18 Jamal Michael Ford-Robinson
  • 19 Joseph John Joyce
  • 20 Craig J. Hampson
  • 21 Matthew James Morgan
  • 22 Ben Charles G. Mosses

London Welsh

  • 1 Edmund Lisiate Mafileo T. Aholelei
  • 2 Harry William Allen
  • 3 Jack Philip Robert Gilding
  • 4 Joshua James McNally
  • 5 Benjamin Alexander West
  • 6 Jesse Antony Liston
  • 7 Ryan Hodson
  • 8 Benjamin Johannes Marthinus Pienaar
  • 9 Ryan Mark Glynn
  • 10 Oliver John Barkley
  • 11 Joshua T. Drauniniu
  • 12 Guy Richie Armitage
  • 13 Nicholas Reynolds
  • 14 Christopher Giles Wolfe-Elder
  • 15 William Robinson


  • 16 Nathan Lloyd Morris
  • 17 Darryl Yaw A. Marfo
  • 18 Ben Russell Cooper
  • 19 Brendon Michael Snyman
  • 20 Kieran Murphy
  • 21 Robert Murray Lewis
  • 22 Sebastian John Jewell

Bristol Rugby rounded off 2015 with a stunning 35-0 victory over London Welsh in front of over 11,000 supporters on Sunday.

The hosts scored five tries at Ashton Gate as Mitch Eadie, Marc Jones, Jack Tovey, Will Cliff and Tom Varndell all crossed in an impressive display.

After a closely-fought opening quarter, Bristol went in front courtesy of Mitch Eadie’s try. The back rower dotted down from the back of a driving lineout, while Henson converted superbly from the narrowest of angles.

And the hosts doubled their lead when Marc Jones rounded off a length-of-the-field counter, stretching over after Tom Varndell’s fine chase retrieved possession.

Bristol went 21-0 up on the half hour as Jack Tovey engineered space in the midfield to canter in over the whitewash from forty metres for a third converted score of the opening half.

The bonus point was secured before half-time when the ever-threatening Will Cliff ghosted between two defenders to scramble over, while Henson added the extras.

Bristol continued where they left off following the interval as Tom Varndell latched onto Adrian Jarvis’ delicate grubber to wrestle his way across the line for a fifth converted try.

Brendan Snyman was sin-binned with ten minutes remaining as London Welsh struggled to stem the flow of home attacking pressure.

Andy Robinson’s men came close through Jack Lam late on as Bristol signed off the year in style.

Bristol Rugby:

Jack Wallace; Tom Varndell, Jack Tovey, Gavin Henson, David Lemi (c); Adrian Jarvis, Will Cliff; Jack O’Connell, Marc Jones, Anthony Perenise, Glen Townson, Mark Sorenson, Nick Koster, Jack Lam, Mitch Eadie.

Replacements: Ross McMillan (for Marc Jones, 60 mins), Ellis Genge (for Jack O’Connell, 57 mins), Jamal Ford-Robinson (for Anthony Perenise, 57 mins), Joe Joyce (for Nick Koster, 67 mins), Craig Hampson (for Will Cliff, 57 mins), Matthew Morgan (for Tom Varndell, 60 mins). Ben Mosses (for David Lemi, 67 mins).

London Welsh:

Will Robinson; Chris Elder, Nic Reynolds, Guy Armitage, Josh Drauniniu; Olly Barkley (c), Ryan Glynn; Eddie Aholelei, Harry Allen, Jack Gilding, Josh McNally, Ben West, Jesse Liston, Ryan Hodson, Ben Pienaar.

Replacements:Nathan Morris (for Harry Allen, 57 mins), Darryl Marfo, Ben Cooper (for Jack Gilding, 23 mins), Brendon Snyman (for Josh Mcnally, 67 mins), Kieran Murphy (for Ben Pienaar, 49 mins), Rob Lewis (for Ryan Glynn, 61 mins), Seb Jewell (for Will Robinson, 49 mins).

Referee: Luke Pearce

Man of the Match: Nick Koster

Attendance: 11,117

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