Matt Williams returns to starting line-up for Bristol ahead of Cornish Pirates game (From Falmouth Packet)
Matt Williams returns to starting line-up for Bristol ahead of Cornish Pirates game
Matt Williams returns to the starting line-up as Bristol go in search of a first win at the Memorial Stadium against Cornish Pirates on Sunday (3.15pm KO).
The England Sevens flyer recovers from a hamstring injury to take the place of Ryan Edwards, who misses out due to illness.
Williams’ inclusion is one of four changes from the side that beat Doncaster Knights last Friday.
James Grindal and Matthew Jones form a new-look half-back partnership, while Rhys Lawrence replaces the injured Ross Johnston at hooker.
James Merriman will remain as skipper with Iain Grieve included among the replacements.
Liam Middleton opts for a four forwards and three backs split with Tom Channon and Ben Mosses in the 22-man squad.
Bristol Rugby team to face Cornish Pirates on Sunday, September 16, (3.15pm KO):
Jon Goodridge; Mike Tagicakibau, Luke Eves, Jack Gadd, Matt Williams; Matthew Jones, James Grindal; Kyle Traynor, Rhys Lawrence, Bruce Douglas, Ben Glynn, Roy Winters, Redford Pennycook, James
Merriman (c), Mitch Eadie.
Replacements: Tom Channon, Wayne Thompson, Glen Townson, Iain Grieve, Ruki Tipuna, Tristan Roberts, Ben Mosses.