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REPORT: Bristol Rugby 52-8 Bedford Blues

Match Report

Friday, December 11th 2015

British and Irish Cup

Bristol Rugby 52 - 8 Bedford Blues*

HT 24-3

Genge (3), Ovens, Mosses, Perenise, Uren, Sheedy Tries Blanchet-Dufresne
Jarvis (4), Sheedy (2) Conversions
Penalties Dorrian

KO: 7:45PM

Att: 4615

Venue: Ashton Gate

Ref: Matthew O\'Grady


Bristol Rugby

  • 1 Ellis Genge
  • 2 Peter Ross McMillan
  • 3 Jamal Michael Ford-Robinson
  • 4 Glen Christian Townson
  • 5 Mark Richard Sorenson
  • 6 Joseph John Joyce
  • 7 Joshua James McLaren Ovens
  • 8 James Montague Phillips
  • 9 Craig J. Hampson
  • 10 Adrian Thomas Jarvis
  • 11 Charles Ashley Amesbury
  • 12 Ben Charles G. Mosses
  • 13 Tommaso Benvenuti
  • 14 George Anthony Watkins
  • 15 Luke Arscott


  • 16 Christopher Leslie Brooker
  • 17 Kyle Traynor
  • 18 Anthony Isaac Perenise
  • 19 John Peter Hawkins
  • 20 Andrew William Uren
  • 21 Callum Michael Sheedy
  • 22 Nicholas David Carpenter

Bedford Blues

  • 1 Camilo E. Parilli-Ocampo
  • 2 Charles William Bernard Clare
  • 3 Akinbiyi Olabamigbe O.O. Alo
  • 4 Mike Howard
  • 5 Harry Ronald Wells
  • 6 Justin Blanchet-Dufresne
  • 7 Joshua Richard Buggea
  • 8 Joel Tyrone Conlon
  • 9 Peter White
  • 10 Myles A. Dorrian
  • 11 Dean Nicholas Adamson
  • 12 Thomas Meredith Griffiths
  • 13 Michael D. le Bourgeois
  • 14 Samuel Blanchet-Dufresne
  • 15 Steffan Wynne Jones


  • 16 Samuel Henry James
  • 17 Jack Joseph Culverhouse
  • 18 Paul Edney Tupai
  • 19 Hayden David Thompson-Stringer
  • 20 Henry William V. Taylor
  • 21 Jake Andrew T. Sharp
  • 22 Piers M. O'Conor

Bristol Rugby stormed to a fourth successive win in all competitions, overcoming Bedford Blues 52-8 in the B&I Cup at Ashton Gate.

Ellis Genge grabbed a hat-trick, while Ben Mosses, Josh Ovens, Andy Uren, Callum Sheedy and Anthony Perenise also crossed in a one-sided affair on Friday evening.

Bristol went in front when Josh Ovens spinned off the back of a driving maul to dab down for a converted try.

A Myles Dorrian penalty goal got Bedford on the scoresheet, before the hosts stretched their advantage with two tries in quick succession.

First, Ellis Genge rumbled over from close range, before a smart Adrian Jarvis grubber led to Ben Mosses scoring from five metres. Jarvis’ conversion - the fly-half’s one-thousandth point in a blue and white shirt – moved Bristol 19-3 ahead.

Mark Sorenson’s sin-binning gave Bedford a numerical advantage, but the visitors couldn’t capitalize and, instead, Ellis Genge grabbed a second before the half-time interval.

Despite Camilo Parilli-Ocampo’s yellow card before the break, Bedford started the second half brightly, probing for an opening through Tom Griffiths.

But it was Robinson’s men who built on their lead, adding an opportunist try from replacement scrum half Andy Uren to move the score to 31-3.

With Bristol in full control, Ellis Genge secured his first senior hat-trick with another close-range effort, while Jarvis slotted the extras from the kicking tee.

Replacements Callum Sheedy and Anthony Perenise dotted down for late efforts to put the result beyond doubt, before Justin Blanchet went over for a last-gasp Bedford consolation.

Bristol Rugby:

Luke Arscott; George Watkins, Tommaso Benvenuti, Ben Mosses, Charlie Amesbury; Adrian Jarvis, Craig Hampson; Ellis Genge, Ross McMillan (c), Jamal Ford-Robinson, Mark Sorenson, Glen Townson, Joe Joyce, Josh Ovens, James Phillips.

Replacements: Chris Brooker (for Ross McMillan, 71 mins), Kyle Traynor (for Ellis Genge, 73 mins), Anthony Perenise (for Jamal Ford-Robinson, 64 mins), John Hawkins (for Mark Sorenson, 71 mins), Andy Uren (for Craig Hampson, 57 mins), Callum Sheedy (for Adrian Jarvis, 73 mins), Nick Carpenter (for Ben Mosses, 75 mins).

Bedford Blues:

Steffan Jones; Sam Blanchet, Michael LeBourgeois, Tom Griffiths, Dean Adamson; Myles Dorrian, Pete White; Camilo Parilli-Ocampo, Charlie Clare, Biyi Alo, Mike Howard (c), Harry Wells, Justin Blanchet, Josh Buggea, Joel Conlon.

Replacements: Sam James, Jack Culverhouse (for Dean Adamson, 44 mins), Paul Tupai (for Jake Buggea, 45 mins), Hayden Thompson-Stringer (for Biyi Alo, 50 mins), Henry Taylor (for Pete White, 50 mins), Jake Sharp (for Tom Griffiths, 58 mins), Piers O’Conor (for Steffan Jones, 61 mins).

Referee: Matthew O’Grady

Man of the Match: Ellis Genge

Attendance: 4,615

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