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Trinder Returns at Bristol


By Cheery Cherry
March 23 2017

Henry Trinder makes a very welcome return as  Johnny Bell makes his first selection as "interim" head coach....

In all there seven changes as Bell starts his tenure with the worst possible hiding to nothing - a trip to the side which is rock bottom of the league.

He is expected to win comfortably - whereas a loss would be a disaster as he looks to overcome the issues which have seen us fade so badly in the last quarter of games where we had led.

It's a Friday night local derby, live on BT and under the lights so the hosts will be sure to give it a very good go. With five games left they're seven points adrift of Warriors at the bottom.

Four of the changes are in the pack with Paddy McAllister back and Josh Hohneck in for the  suspended John Afoa at tight-head. Tom Savage tis at lock and Sione Kalamafoni at blindside.

Jonny May returns from England duty with Trinder and Andy Symons making an interesting midfield duo.

Gloucs: 15. Tom Marshall; 14. Jonny May, 13. Henry Trinder, 12. Andy Symons, 11. David Halaifonua; 10. Billy Burns, 9. Willi Heinz (captain); 1. Paddy McAllister, 2. Richard Hibbard, 3. Josh Hohneck; 4. Tom Savage, 5. Jeremy Thrush; 6. Sione Kalamafoni, 7. Jacob Rowan, 8. Ben Morgan

Reps: 16. Motu Matu'u, 17. Yann Thomas, 18. Paul Doran-Jones, 19. Tom Denton, 20. Lewis Ludlow, 21. Callum Braley, 22. Billy Twelvetrees, 23. Charlie Sharples.

Bristol make six changes of their own after losing to Warriors last time out and will be wityhout Gavin Henson who has hurt his toe.

Bristol: 15. Jason Woodward; 14. Jack Wallace, 13. Will Hurrell, 12. Tusi Pisi, 11. David Lemi; 10. Billy Searle, 9. Alby Mathewson; 1. Ryan Bevington, 2. Marc Jones (captain), 3. Gaston Cortes, 4. James Phillips, 5. Mark Sorenson, 6. Sam Jeffries, 7. Jack Lam, 8. Mitch Eadie.

Reps: 16. Max Crumpton, 17. Jack O’Connell, 18. Jamal Ford-Robinson, 19. Jordan Crane, 20. Nick Fenton-Wells, 21. Rhodri Williams, 22. Jack Tovey, 23. Luke Arscott.

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