Bristol Rugby


GKIPA Championship Bristol 18 Bedford Blues 13 Bristol, the Greene King IPA Championship leaders, were given an almighty scare by fourth-placed Bedford Blues who led for sixty minutes at Ashton Gate and looked on course to send their hosts to their first League defeat of the season. But tries from Luke Morahan and Nick Haining …

BRISTOL Rugby duo, Will Hurrell and Ryan Edwards, have headed out on loan with Hurrell linking up with Bath Rugby for the remainder of the season and Edwards moving to Cardiff Blues on a short-term agreement. “Following injuries for both their teams and the Six Nations approaching, I was called by Danny [Wilson] and Todd …

Former New Zealand All Blacks prop John Afoa is in talks with Bristol which, if successful, will see him leave Aviva Premiership neighbours Gloucester and make the short trip down the motorway to join head coach Pat Lam’s squad for next season. The 34-year-old made the first of his 36 appearances for New Zealand against …

West Country sports stars have been spreading Christmas cheer this week. Bristol City players visited Children’s Hospice South West’s Charlton Farm, while players from Bristol Rugby were at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Exeter City’s first-team players visited the children and teenagers on Bramble Ward at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, delivering dozens of …

Worries that Bristol head coach Pat Lam could be enticed to replace Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder are, the Indy understands, completely without foundation and very wide of the mark. Mallinder saw his 10-year stay at Frankli’’s Gardens come to an end on Tuesday with the club, sitting 10th in the Aviva Premiership, …

Unusually all ten Tyrrells Premier 15s League sides were in action yesterday afternoon before the competition takes a break over the festive period and returns in mid-January with the final seven rounds before the play-offs. Bristol closed the gap on third-placed Wasps to six points with a 89-0 home victory, their third win in a …

Tight-head prop Nicky Thomas, who has been on loan at Bristol from Scarlets, has joined Dragons until the end of January as cover after Brok Harris was ruled out for four months following shoulder surgery, writes John Harding. Swansea born Thomas, 23, played for Wales under-20s for two seasons and returned to Wales from Gloucester …

Jordan Williams is the latest Bristol player to have confirmed his departure at the end of the season to join Guinness PRO14 side Dragons, formerly Newport-Gwent Dragons, with the hope of launching his international career with Wales. Williams, 24, has joined the Drag- ons on a two-year deal, having made 20 appearances for Bristol since …

League Tables

Premiership
P
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
1Exeter13100336522450
2Saracens1390442023645
3Wasps1380536232139
4Gloucester1380529432038
5Bath1370634130737
6Newcastle Falcons1380525429836
7Sale1360732629533
8Leicester1370629630632
9Harlequins1360735434932
10Northampton1350829736226
11Worcester13301025237919
12London Irish13101221938310
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1Bristol1414006012701268
2Ealing Trailfinders1412025042671159
3Yorkshire Carnegie14914341351644
4Bedford146264213661240
5Doncaster146173663581339
6Jersey14716256269333
7Nottingham14617344370733
8Cornish Pirates145093963961232
9Richmond14608288403630
10Hartpury RFC14419266330927
11London Scottish14419323442927
12Rotherham Titans14101325553937