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REPORT: London Scottish 16-21 Bristol Rugby

Match Report

Saturday, April 2nd 2016

The Championship

London Scottish 16 - 21 Bristol Rugby*

HT 6-16

Bright (2) Tries Lam, Wallace
Conversions Wallace
Lydon (2) Penalties Morgan (2)


Att: 1850

Venue: Athletic Ground

Ref: John Meredith


London Scottish

  • 1 James Hallam
  • 2 David Murdoch Campbell Cherry
  • 3 Max Henry Maidment
  • 4 Rory Oliver Bartle
  • 5 Joshua Thomas Brown
  • 6 Evan D. Olmstead
  • 7 Tinus du Plessis
  • 8 Mark Roy Bright
  • 9 Matthew Heeks
  • 10 Peter Lydon
  • 11 Howard Frank Packman
  • 12 Jason Mark Harries
  • 13 Robert Alexander James Fergusson
  • 14 Samuel David Smith
  • 15 Lee Millar


  • 16 James Thomas Litchfield
  • 17 Jack Cosgrove
  • 18 Adam James Eric Kwasnicki
  • 19 Neale Lawrie Patrick
  • 20 Alex Brown
  • 21 Russell Weir
  • 22 Alec Coombes

Bristol Rugby

  • 1 Kyle Traynor
  • 2 Peter Ross McMillan
  • 3 Rodrigo Gaston Cortes
  • 4 Joseph John Joyce
  • 5 Mark Richard Sorenson
  • 6 Marco Yanda Nason Mama
  • 7 Jack Tafa Lam
  • 8 Rayn Smid
  • 9 Martin Roberts
  • 10 Matthew James Morgan
  • 11 Jack Edward Wallace
  • 12 Nicholas David Carpenter
  • 13 Tommaso Benvenuti
  • 14 Ryan Luke Edwards
  • 15 Luke Arscott


  • 16 Christopher Leslie Brooker
  • 17 Jamal Michael Ford-Robinson
  • 18 Anthony Isaac Perenise
  • 19 Max Christopher Crumpton
  • 20 James Montague Phillips
  • 21 Andrew William Uren
  • 22 Callum Michael Sheedy

Bristol Rugby guaranteed top spot in the Championship with a hard-fought 21-16 victory over London Scottish on Saturday.

Jack Wallace and Jack Lam scored either side of half-time as Robinson’s men extended their season-long unbeaten run away from home.

Two Matthew Morgan penalties in the opening fifteen minutes put Bristol ahead, before London Scottish responded through the boot of Peter Lydon.

Morgan saw a penalty attempt ricochet off the post, but it was the visitors who extend their lead on the half hour.

Jack Wallace reacted to a quickly taken penalty, racing in over the whitewash for a converted try, moving Bristol into 3-13 ahead.

Rayn Smid was yellow carded before the interval, as Peter Lydon landed a second successful penalty goal to keep the home side in touch.

Tinus Du Plessis’s sin-binning reduced London Scottish to fourteen, before Matthew Morgan’s cool drop goal handed Bristol a ten point advantage at half-time.

And the visitors notched a second try almost immediately after the restart when Jack Lam muscled his way over in the corner for an unconverted score.

Mark Bright hit back for the Exiles with a close-range effort on the hour mark, while Ryan Edwards came close for the men in red during a tightly-contested second period.

Scottish captain Bright rumbled over again late in the game, but Bristol held out to record an eleventh straight league win.

London Scottish:

Lee Millar; Howard Packman, Robbie Fergusson, Jason Harries, Sam Smith; Peter Lydon, Matt Heeks; James Hallam, David Cherry, Max Maidment, Rory Bartle, Josh Thomas Brown, Evan Olmstead, Tinus du Plessis, Mark Bright (c).

Replacements: Adam Kwasnicki (for David Cherry, 47 mins), Jack Cosgrove (for James Hallam, 47 mins), Jimmy Litchfield, Neale Patrick (for Evan Olmstead, 47 mins), Alex Brown (for Tinus Du Plessis, 61 mins), Russell Weir (for Matthew Heeks, 55 mins), Alec Coombes (for Sam Smith, 16 mins).

Bristol Rugby:

Luke Arscott; Ryan Edwards, Tommaso Benvenuti, Nick Carpenter, Jack Wallace; Matthew Morgan, Martin Roberts; Kyle Traynor, Ross McMillan, Gaston Cortes, Joe Joyce, Mark Sorenson (c), Jack Lam, Marco Mama, Rayn Smid.

Replacements: Chris Brooker (for Ross McMillan, 64 mins), Jamal Ford-Robinson (for Kyle Traynor, 64 mins), Anthony Perenise (for Gaston Cortes, 67 mins), Max Crumpton (for Jack Lam, 67 mins), James Phillips (for Mark Sorenson, 54 mins), Andy Uren (for Martin Roberts, 77 mins), Callum Sheedy (for Jack Wallace, 73 mins).

Referee: John Meredith

Attendance: 1,850


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