Banner image

Team News: Bristol Rugby v Bedford Blues

Tom Varndell, Will Cliff and Marc Jones are set to make their competitive debuts when Bristol face Bedford Blues in the Championship opener (3pm KO).

The trio – who arrived in the summer – are named in the starting fifteen for the Ashton Gate clash, with Jones taking on the captaincy.

Adrian Jarvis starts at fly half, while Jack Tovey and Ben Mosses form the midfield partnership.

In the pack, Jack O'Connell earns a start in the front row and James Phillips makes his first competitive appearance for the Club since May 2010.

Gavin Henson returns to fitness to be included among the 22-man squad on the replacements bench.

Bristol Rugby team to face Bedford Blues at Ashton Gate on Sunday, 6 September (3pm KO):

Jack Wallace; Tom Varndell, Jack Tovey, Ben Mosses, Charlie Amesbury; Adrian Jarvis, Will Cliff; Jack O'Connell, Marc Jones (c), James Hall, James Phillips, Ben Glynn, Nick Koster, Olly Robinson, Mitch Eadie.

Replacements: Chris Brooker, Jamal Ford-Robinson, Gaston Cortes, Glen Townson, Joe Joyce, Craig Hampson, Gavin Henson.

Related News

Breeze Appointed Chief Community Officer

Breeze Appointed Chief Community Officer

Posted: Thursday, September 3rd 2015

Varndell: Ashton Gate Is A Fantastic Stadium

Varndell: Ashton Gate Is A Fantastic Stadium

Posted: Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

Video: Peel Prepared For New Championship Season

Video: Peel Prepared For New Championship Season

Posted: Tuesday, September 1st 2015

Video: Bedford Blues Press Conference

Video: Bedford Blues Press Conference

Posted: Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

Latest News

LIVE! Gloucester vs Bristol Bears

LIVE! Gloucester vs Bristol Bears

Posted: Friday, December 3rd 2021

Team news: Gloucester vs Bristol Bears - GP R10

Team news: Gloucester vs Bristol Bears - GP R10

Posted: Thursday, December 2nd 2021

Steven Luatua: Back in action

Steven Luatua: Back in action

Posted: Thursday, December 2nd 2021

Match preview: Gloucester (a) - GP R10

Match preview: Gloucester (a) - GP R10

Posted: Thursday, December 2nd 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

New date for Swansea City away
Football icon

New date for Swansea City away

City’s Sky Bet Championship match against Swansea City has been re-arranged for Sunday, February 13th at 1pm.

Posted: Thursday, December 2nd 2021 • Football

📣 Britton joins Woking on loan
Football icon

📣 Britton joins Woking on loan

Louis Britton has joined Woking FC until January 2nd as City prepare him for a Football League loan in the New Year.

Posted: Thursday, December 2nd 2021 • Football

🎙 Press Conference:  Zak Vyner looks ahead to Derby County
Football icon

🎙 Press Conference: Zak Vyner looks ahead to Derby County

Zak Vyner virtually spoke to the media as the Robins continue their preparations for Saturday's fixture against Derby County.

Posted: Thursday, December 2nd 2021 • Football

🎙 Press Conference: Nigel Pearson looks ahead to Rams fixture
Football icon

🎙 Press Conference: Nigel Pearson looks ahead to Rams fixture

Manager Nigel Pearson virtually met the media ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship fixture against Derby County.

Posted: Thursday, December 2nd 2021 • Football

ITEC Game Preview » Surrey Scorchers (H)
Basketball icon

ITEC Game Preview » Surrey Scorchers (H)

Bristol Flyers return to the SGS College Arena when they host the Surrey Scorchers on Friday night (7.30pm tip-off).

Posted: Thursday, December 2nd 2021 • Basketball