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REPORT: Bristol Rugby 35-12 Jersey

Match Report

Sunday, January 31st 2016

The Championship

Bristol Rugby 35 - 12 Jersey*

HT 23-0

O'Connell, Eadie (2), McMillan Tries Phillips, Otto
Jarvis (3) Conversions Jennings
Jarvis (3) Penalties

KO: 3PM

Att: 6398

Venue: Ashton Gate

Ref: Matthew Carley

Lineups

Bristol Rugby

  • 1 Jack James O'Connell
  • 2 Geraint Marc Jones
  • 3 Anthony Isaac Perenise
  • 4 Benjamin Edward Glynn
  • 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 Ben Charles G. Mosses
  • 13 Jack Terence Tovey
  • 14 Thomas William Varndell
  • 15 Luke Arscott

Substitutes

  • 16 Peter Ross McMillan
  • 17 Kyle Traynor
  • 18 Jamal Michael Ford-Robinson
  • 19 James Montague Phillips
  • 20 Oliver James Robinson
  • 21 Martin Roberts
  • 22 Matthew James Morgan

Jersey

  • 1 Samuel Lockwood
  • 2 Nicholas Edward Selway
  • 3 Oliver Thomas Tomaszczyk
  • 4 William Michael C. Rowlands
  • 5 Pierce Connor Phillips
  • 6 James Richard Freeman
  • 7 Gary Graham
  • 8 Nicholas Haining
  • 9 Samisoni Fisilau
  • 10 Brendan Cope
  • 11 Richard William E. Lane
  • 12 Mark Cooke
  • 13 Fautua Otto
  • 14 Thomas Edward C. Howe
  • 15 Ross Adair

Substitutes

  • 16 Ignacio Saenz Lancuba
  • 17 Martin Garcia Veiga
  • 18 Simon James Kerrod
  • 19 Uili Kolo'ofai
  • 20 Alexander Rae
  • 21 Jack Alexander Winter Moates
  • 22 Rory Andrew P. Jennings

Bristol Rugby recorded a 35-12 bonus point victory over Jersey on Sunday.

Andy Robinson’s men scored four tries to remain at the top of the Greene King IPA Championship as Mitch Eadie (2), Jack O’Connell and Ross McMillan all crossed at Ashton Gate.

In gale force conditions and driving rain, Brendan Cope struck the upright early on with a penalty goal attempt.

Jersey enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges, but it was Adrian Jarvis who broke the deadlock when the fly half landed a long-range three pointer.

Jack Lam was adjudged to have been held up over the whitewash, before Jarvis doubled his tally for the afternoon with a second successful penalty.

Bristol scored the opening try on the half hour mark as Mitch Eadie rumbled over from close range, while Jarvis converted for a 13-0 lead.

Another Jarvis penalty followed, then, on the cusp of half-time, Jack O’Connell pounced on a mix-up in the visiting defence to fly over for a converted try.

Bristol began the second period in similar fashion when Mitch Eadie latched onto Jack Lam’s offload to slide in for a converted try, extending the hosts’ advantage to 30-0.

In an attritional forty minutes played in worsening conditions, Fautua Otto scored against his former club when the Samoan scooped up a loose ball to hack ahead and touch down.

Ross McMillan’s try in the latter stages ensured Bristol came away with a bonus point, while Pierce Phillips went over in the eightieth minute for a consolation try.

Bristol Rugby:

Luke Arscott; Tom Varndell, Jack Tovey, Ben Mosses, David Lemi (c); Adrian Jarvis, Will Cliff; Jack O’Connell, Marc Jones, Anthony Perenise, Ben Glynn, Mark Sorenson, Nick Koster, Jack Lam, Mitch Eadie.

Replacements: Ross McMillan (for Marc Jones, 59 mins), Kyle Traynor (for Jack O’Connell, 64 mins), Jamal Ford-Robinson (for Anthony Perenise, 59 mins), James Phillips (for Ben Glynn, 65 mins), Olly Robinson (for Nick Koster, 65 mins), Martin Roberts (for Adrian Jarvis, 69 mins), Matthew Morgan (for Tom Varndell, 59 mins).

Jersey:

Ross Adair; Tom Howe, Fautua Otto, Mark Cooke, Rich Lane; Brendan Cope, Sami Fisilau; Sam Lockwood, Nick Selway, Oli Tomaszczyk, Will Rowlands, Pierce Phillips (c), James Freeman, Gary Graham, Nick Haining.

Replacements: Nacho Lancuba (for Sam Lockwood, 58 mins), Martin Garcia-Veiga (for Nick Selway, 41 mins), Simon Kerrod (for Oli Tomaszczyk, 40 mins), Uili Kolo'ofa'I (for Nick Haining, 46 mins), Alex Rae (for Gary Graham, 39 mins), Jack Moates (for Sami Fisilau, 54 mins), Rory Jennings (for Brendan Cope, 41 mins).

Referee: Matthew Carley

Man of the Match: Adrian Jarvis

Attendance: 6,398