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Premiership Rugby Cup
Next fixture is away against Northampton in the new Premiership Rugby Cup at 14:00 on Saturday, October 27th.
Worcester Warriors v Bristol
Bristol take on Worcester in a game that will show both sides where they stand and might go a long way towards defining the season for both sides
THIRTY TWO UNANSWERED POINTS SEE BRIS FALL TO GLOS
Bristol lead another Premiership match at half time only for indiscipline and a tactical rethink by the hosts to see them swamped in a second half comeback. Bristol stuck to the current playing style that had seen a frustrated Gloucester limited to just a single penalty in the first period. However the powerful direct running of Polledri, in particular, got Gloucester over the gainline and Bristol gave away penalty after penalty at the breakdown and the hosts were able to take full advantage of the territory and possession to overwhelm what seemed a tactically naive visiting side.
Bristol v B**h
A first competitive outing for a controversially renamed Bristol against local rivals B**h. A full house, under the lights and on TV.
Club officials faced up to supporters who were like bears with a sore head when a previously arranged Q&A session was overshadowed by the controversial decision to call our club Bristol Bears
PROMOTION PARTY AT ASHTON GATE
An entertaining 60 - 10 win over Doncaster was a fitting precursor to the celebration of promotion achieved two games before season's end. It was also a fitting swansong for several crowd favourites.
BRIS BLIZZARD TOPPLES TITANS
In difficult conditions Bristol bounced back from a first league defeat to beat a Rotherham side that had suffered a cruel last second away loss to second place Ealing. A six-nil lead with all the territory and the wind behind them looked far from sufficient but Bristol took control of the second half and were deserved winners.
BRIS EDGE EALING
A victory by a single point saw Bristol open a gap over the hosts at the top of the league. Poor conditions saw both sides play excellent rugby but it was the visiting side that had just that bit more class particularly out wide and the bonus point win was well deserved.
BRIS BEAT BEDFORD - BUT BARELY
A deeply uncomfortable win for Bristol who were behind for most of the game. In the end it was clean possession from the set piece that allowed them to claim the victory. An irony in that the scrum had been a source of weakness throughout much of the previous seventy minutes. Still, a win is a win. But Bristol will have to perform at a much higher level when they take on their closest rivals in two weeks time.
DONNY MAKE BRIS DIG DEEP
Bristol made hard work of overcoming a spirited Doncaster side. The first half was a close run affair but Bristol's speed of execution and a ruthless edge saw them over the line and claim the try bonus point without ever looking entirely comfortable.