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Report: Cornish Pirates 10-40 Bristol Rugby

Match Report

Saturday, October 24th 2015

The Championship

Cornish Pirates 10 - 40 Bristol Rugby*

HT 10-14

Atkinson Tries Robinson (3), Cliff, Edwards, Genge
Hallett Conversions Henson (5)
Hallett Penalties


Att: 1782

Venue: Mennaye Field

Ref: Darren Gamage


Cornish Pirates

  • 1 Jack Robert Andrew
  • 2 Robert Kevin Elloway
  • 3 Alan Steven Joseph Paver
  • 4 Lawrence P. McGlone
  • 5 Brett Gary Beukeboom
  • 6 Alexander Michael Cheesman
  • 7 Joseph William Atkinson
  • 8 Matthew Bolwell
  • 9 Alexander Robert Day
  • 10 Kieran James Hallett
  • 11 Matthew Charles Evans
  • 12 Rheon Dafydd James
  • 13 Thomas Paul Riley
  • 14 Jack Arnott
  • 15 Toby Jonathon May


  • 16 Jack Oliver J. Innard
  • 17 Marlen Walker
  • 18 Marcus David Garratt
  • 19 Thomas James Duncan
  • 20 Jack James Oulton
  • 21 William David Cargill
  • 22 Max Bryan Bodilly

Bristol Rugby

  • 1 Jack James O'Connell
  • 2 Peter Ross McMillan
  • 3 Rodrigo Gaston Cortes
  • 4 Joseph John Joyce
  • 5 Glen Christian Townson
  • 6 James Montague Phillips
  • 7 Oliver James Robinson
  • 8 Rayn Smid
  • 9 William Peter Samuel Cliff
  • 10 Gavin Lloyd Henson
  • 11 Ryan Luke Edwards
  • 12 Nicholas David Carpenter
  • 13 Jack Terence Tovey
  • 14 Charles Ashley Amesbury
  • 15 Luke Arscott


  • 16 Max Christopher Crumpton
  • 17 Ellis Genge
  • 18 Jamal Michael Ford-Robinson
  • 19 Mark Richard Sorenson
  • 20 Joshua James McLaren Ovens
  • 21 Craig J. Hampson
  • 22 Adrian Thomas Jarvis

Bristol Rugby ended an eleven-year wait for a win at Mennaye Field, overcoming Cornish Pirates 40-10 on Saturday.

Skipper Olly Robinson notched a hat-trick, while Will Cliff, Ellis Genge and Ryan Edwards also crossed in a superb display.

Kieron Hallett nudged Pirates ahead with a penalty goal, but it didn’t take Bristol long to get on the scoresheet through Olly Robinson.

The captain dabbed down from the back of a well-worked maul, while Gavin Henson converted superbly into the wind.

Bristol squandered two opportunities from the driving lineout to extend their advantage, before Joe Atkinson found space in the visitors’ defence to scamper over for a converted try.

Bristol started the second half in superb fashion as Will Cliff collected Olly Robinson’s offload to go in under the posts to push his side 10-21 in front.

Pirates’ replacement prop Marlen Walker was sin-binned after a torrid afternoon in the scrum against Gaston Cortes and the visitors took full advantage.

From the resulting lineout, Olly Robinson capped a memorable afternoon when the back rower burrowed over for his hat-trick try and the bonus point score.

With Bristol in full control, replacement Ellis Genge muscled his way over the whitewash for a converted try, extending the lead to 10-35.

And Ryan Edwards added the gloss to a classy second half display when the winger latched onto Adrian Jarvis’ kick through to touch down and seal a well-earned victory, the first on this ground since 2004.