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BRIS CRASH TO ANOTHER HEAVY DEFEAT

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:23:01 +0100

Life in the Premiership doesn't get any easier with a home defeat to Exeter.  The opposition racked up another big score although it was a major improvement on last Sunday's loss to Wasps.  Bristol competed valiantly but simply could not contain the attacking threat of the visiting side.



SAINTS TEACH BRISTOL SOME HARSH LESSONS

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 20:04:04 +0100

Bristol crashed to a 10 - 32 home defeat against Northampton.  The bubble of optimism following the performance against 'Quins was well and truly burst after a first half in which a solitary penalty was the sole response to three tries.  The second half was a better story but Bristol found out what it is like to face a Premiership side playing much nearer its best than the opponents of last week.



LDH & LBP

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 12:10:08 +0100

Bristol's return to the Premiership saw them came away with a losing bonus point from the London Double Header encounter with Harlequins.  A hard fought contest played out in poor conditions with penalty kicks giving the host side a two point victory.



BRIS DENY DONNY AT THE DEATH

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:39:33 +0100

Bristol claimed a win with the very last move of the game for a narrow victory that saw both sides finish with try-scoring bonus points and Doncaster take a losing one too.  Bristol didn't fire on all cylinders but played right to the end to snatch the spoils from the hosts.  



EALING LOSE THEIR WAY AGAINST RAMPANT BRISTOL

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:45:27 +0000

Bristol crushed Ealing Trailfinders in a game that illustrated the gulf between top and bottom of the table all too clearly.  Despite scoring two clinical tries the visitors were never in the match against a Bristol side that looked comfortable throughout.  Nine tries from the hosts tell the story and, dare one say it, the hosts seemed to be playing well within themselves.



NAVY BLUE & WHITE JERSEYS BEAT RED JERSEYED JERSEY

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:33:22 +0000

Bristol notched up a bonus point win against a brave but limited Jersey.  In the process, Bristol became the side that has conceded the fewest points in the league, taking that honour from the visitors.  The first half in particular featured a structured and effective game plan that left Jersey outclassed as Adrian Jarvis' distribution and kicking forced the monster Jersey pack to turn and turn again as it battled both Bristol and the wind.



RECORD CROWD, EXILES NILLED

Sun, 27 Dec 2015 18:34:02 +0000

A grey afternoon saw grey opponents crushed 35 points to nil.  A record Championship regular season crowd of 11,117 was treated to an impressive festive performance from Bristol.  The bonus point try came up within half an hour and Bristol, instead of conceding points prevented London Welsh from scoring any of their own.  It was far from a perfect performance but the relegated Premiership side was swept aside and able to offer little in return



EXILES LEAVE EMPTY-HANDED FROM BRISTOL

Sun, 29 Nov 2015 13:50:13 +0000

Bristol dominated much of the game except for a shaky period at the start of the second half during which the visitors scored two tries.  Aside from that blip Bristol seemed in control without ever hitting the heights.  But it was a performance that brought up a bonus point win and cemented our league position.



SCARLETS SELECTION NOT ENOUGH TO STOP BRIS

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:03:03 +0000

Bristol got their B&I Cup campaign back on track with a big win against the clumsily named Scarlets Premiership Select.  The decision of the WRU to exclude club sides devalues an already unloved competition and we saw nothing like the pride and passion (or support) that Welsh sides have brought before.  Bristol took full advantage of the nature of the opposition and that’s all we can really ask for.  



Jonah Lomu

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:28:34 +0000

Jonah Tali Lomu 12 May 1975 – 18 November 2015



KNIGHTMARE FOR BRIS

Sat, 07 Nov 2015 10:39:23 +0000

A terrible home defeat had no real positives for Bristol. 27 - 39 meant that the home side claimed no bonus points at all and were out-thought and out-fought in every aspect of the game.



BRISTOL'S PIRATE CURSE LAID TO REST

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:41:51 +0000

Bristol managed a win in Penzance for the first time since 2004.  That year included three wins at the Mennaye but those had to sustain us ever since.  10 - 40 sounds comfortable and, in truth, it was.  Pirates held the lead briefly but scored nothing in the second half.  The visiting pack was dominant and laid the foundation for a comprehensive victory.  Bristol stay top with a bonus point win against a bogey side. 



BRIS TOP TABLE AFTER MAULING

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 08:49:53 +0100

Nearly ninety points in a game between first and second in the league.  Bristol came out on top 47 - 42 and survived a real scare towards then end when looking comfortably in front.  Tense stuff but on balance Bristol deserved the win that took them to the top of the table.  Not that that matters, of course!



ROTH FATIGUE SETS IN AT BRISTOL?

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 10:51:20 +0100

Bristol claimed a bonus point win against a side with which they have become all too familiar in the past two seasons.  Perhaps that was why a crowd of only 4500 turned out in the face of competing World Cup fixtures.  This contrasts with the 6500 that attended last season's equivalent fixture.  World Cup, high prices, post-play-off blues?  A combination?  The club needs to do something to address this, especially if it continues after the RWC.  And without alienating Season Cardholders who stumped up for Championship rugby at Premiership prices.  It is unlikely that a merely competent performance like this will attract the paying customer on its own.



SIX TRIES SEE BRISTOL HOME

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 10:08:46 +0100

After the disappointing season opener Bristol claimed a home win after a solid away performance.   The win was far from solid though, with the visitors claiming a try bonus point of their own.  Perhaps worse was the size of the crowd at just over five and a half thousand.  Was it really as big as that?  However many there were, the defensive performance will have had the alarm bells ringing even though Bristol managed six tries and played ruthlessly at the final whistle.



BRIS BOUNCE BACK TO BAG BONUS

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 17:57:31 +0100

Bristol got their season back on track with a bonus point away win against the big spending relegated premiership side.  Initial signs were far from promising with the inability to retain possession a hangover from last week's performance.  But Bristol knuckled down and tightened up all phases of play, taking all five points on offer with a try at the very end.



BEDFORD BEAT BRIS

Mon, 07 Sep 2015 14:26:47 +0100

On a lovely day a disappointing crowd left after a disappointing result and a horrible Bristol performance.  As i was walking away from the ground a guy suddenly vomited.  The match didn't seem quite that bad to me but everyone's perception is different.  Bristol lost because they simply couldn't keep hold of the ball and when it ended up in Bedford hands it usually cost us points.  When passes finally began to stick it was too late to overcome a big deficit.



BRIS SLIP TO NARROW DEFEAT IN SOLE PRESEASON MATCH

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 10:44:56 +0100

A sparse crowd saw an entertaining, if unedifying, preseason workout.  Blues dominated the first half, Bristol did much the same in the second.  Personally I think clubs have a bit of a cheek charging spectators to see what was a glorified contact training session.  Bristol looked sharp enough once something approaching a first team got on the pitch but Blues were just that bit more organised, particularly defensively.



SOUTH STAND TEST

Sun, 09 Aug 2015 10:34:01 +0100

The Friday evening test event was not well attended, but those who turned up were treated to a preview of what the revamped Ashton Gate will have to offer.  Food and drink were available from several areas, the weather was lovely, some rugby training took place and the stand provided an excellent view of the mass ascent from the Balloon Fiesta.



Why the Play-offs Work

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 12:12:59 +0100

The Championship promotion play-offs work.  They do exactly what they are supposed to and any Bristol supporters that think otherwise just do not understand the system.