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REPORT: Bristol Rugby 47-13 Ulster 'A'

Match Report

Friday, January 22nd 2016

British and Irish Cup

Bristol Rugby 47 - 13 Ulster A*

HT 18-13

Glynn, Crumpton, Morgan, Amesbury, McMillan, Ford-Robinson Tries Dow, Olding
Morgan (4) Conversions
Morgan (3) Penalties McPhillips

KO: 7:45PM

Att: 5273

Venue: Ashton Gate

Ref: Craig Evans

Lineups

Bristol Rugby

  • 1 Ellis Genge
  • 2 Christopher Leslie Brooker
  • 3 Rodrigo Gaston Cortes
  • 4 Joseph John Joyce
  • 5 Benjamin Edward Glynn
  • 6 Ralph Nicholas Koster
  • 7 Max Christopher Crumpton
  • 8 James Montague Phillips
  • 9 Craig J. Hampson
  • 10 Matthew James Morgan
  • 11 Charles Ashley Amesbury
  • 12 Ben Charles G. Mosses
  • 13 Gareth Maule
  • 14 Ryan Luke Edwards
  • 15 Luke Arscott

Substitutes

  • 16 Peter Ross McMillan
  • 17 Kyle Traynor
  • 18 Jamal Michael Ford-Robinson
  • 19 Mark Richard Sorenson
  • 20 Samuel Phillip Jeffries
  • 21 William Richard J. Homer
  • 22 Callum Michael Sheedy

Ulster A

  • 1 Andrew Warwick
  • 2 Jonathan Murphy
  • 3 Ross Kane
  • 4 John Donnan
  • 5 Peter Thomas Browne
  • 6 Stephen Mulholland
  • 7 Conor Joyce
  • 8 Lorcan Patrick Dow
  • 9 Connor Young
  • 10 John Henry McPhillips
  • 11 Jacob Stockdale
  • 12 Sam Windsor
  • 13 Stuart Olding
  • 14 Robert Lyttle
  • 15 Roger McBurney

Substitutes

  • 16 Paul Jackson
  • 17 Jonathan Simpson
  • 18 Michael Lagan
  • 19 Alexander Thomson
  • 20 Conall Boomer
  • 21 Liam Joseph Free
  • 22 Andrew Magrath

Bristol Rugby rounded off the B&I Cup pool stages with an entertaining 47-13 victory over Ulster ‘A’ on Friday.

The home side scored six tries as Charlie Amesbury, Matthew Morgan, Jamal Ford-Robinson, Max Crumpton, Ross McMillan and Ben Glynn all crossed at Ashton Gate.

Matthew Morgan’s penalty goal nudged Bristol ahead inside five minutes, but it was Ulster ‘A’ who scored the first try of the evening soon after.

Lorcan Dow rumbled over from close range, although Jonny McPhillips saw his conversion attempt fade wide.

Jonny McPhillips and Morgan traded long-range three pointers, before Charlie Amesbury cantered over the whitewash to put Bristol back in front at 11-8 on the half hour mark.

The lead lasted a matter of minutes as Ulster skipper Stuart Olding spotted a gap and accelerated in from twenty-five metres.

Joe Joyce was inches away from his first Bristol try following Ryan Edwards’ superb solo break, while Craig Hampson also came agonizingly close to touching down.

But the hosts did go over before the interval as Matthew Morgan’s audacious step saw the fly half fly cross for a converted try.

After the break, Morgan slotted another three pointer in a prolific display to hand Bristol a 21-13 advantage.

Replacement Jamal Ford-Robinson put the home side in full control when the prop bulldozed his way through several defenders to dab down.

And Bristol rounded off the encounter with two tries in quick succession as Ross McMillan and Max Crumpton burrowed over.

With time running out, Ben Glynn galloped in from fifty metres to seal an impressive B&I Cup victory.

Bristol Rugby:

Luke Arscott; Ryan Edwards, Gareth Maule, Ben Mosses, Charlie Amesbury; Matthew Morgan, Craig Hampson; Ellis Genge, Chris Brooker (c), Gaston Cortes, Joe Joyce, Ben Glynn, Nick Koster, Max Crumpton, James Phillips.

Replacements: Ross McMillan (for Chris Brooker, 59 mins), Kyle Traynor (for Ellis Genge, 64 mins), Jamal Ford-Robinson (for Gaston Cortes, 54 mins), Mark Sorenson (for Joe Joyce, 64 mins), Sam Jeffries (for Nick Koster, 59 mins), Will Homer (for Craig Hampson, 64 mins), Callum Sheedy (for Gareth Maule, 50 mins).

Ulster 'A':

Roger McBurney; Robert Lyttle, Stuart Olding (c), Sam Windsor, Jacob Stockdale; Jonny McPhillips, Conor Young; Andrew Warwick, Jonny Murphy, Ross Kane, John Donnan, Pete Browne, Steve Mulholland, Conor Joyce, Lorcan Dow.

Replacements: Paul Jackson (for Jonny Murphy, 71 mins), Jonny Simpson (for Ross Kane, 32 mins), Michael Lagan (for Andrew Warwick, 79 mins), Alex Thompson (for Pete Browne, 79 mins), Conal Boomer (for Stephen Mulholland, 39 mins), Liam Free (for Conor Young, 79 mins), Andrew Magrath (for Stuart Olding, 64 mins).

Referee: Craig Evans

Man of the Match: Ryan Edwards

Attendance: 5,273