9:00am Wednesday 28th May 2014
FORMER England and Scotland coach Andy Robinson is one of the best known faces in British rugby.
Having become Bristol’s director of rugby in February 2013, his big-spending side are now favourites to return to the Premiership for the first time since 2009.
Robinson was impressed by London Welsh’s comeback to beat Leeds in the semi-final, but believes Bristol can end their promotion hopes.
He said: “We have confidence in the way we’re trying to play the game – and, if we can get our accuracy right, we can make London Welsh have to defend, and defend well.
“But we’ve got to have the ball in their territory to be able to do that.
“The more I talk about it is not going to help us execute the plans – it’s about delivery of performance from the players throughout the 80 minutes.
“We’ve shown against Rotherham that our performance wasn’t good enough in the first halves – but in the second halves we’ve come through well.”
Wales international No 8 Ryan Jones continues as captain in only his second match for Bristol – a decision Robinson is more than happy with.
“He’s a quality person – we knew that before we signed him, having operated against him at international level,” Robinson said.
“He’s captained his country on many occasions and it adds to his performance.
“It’s part of the reason why Ryan Jones was signed.”
5:53pm Saturday 25th April 2015
5:02pm Saturday 25th April 2015
GOALS from Kemar Roofe and Danny Hylton saw Oxford United win their final home game of the season at a canter against Cambridge United.
1:57pm Saturday 25th April 2015
All the latest news from Oxford United's final home game of the season, against Cambridge United.
9:30am Saturday 25th April 2015
Michael Collins expects a reminder of Oxford United’s heavy defeat at Cambridge United earlier in the season will be pinned up in the changing room to act as motivation ahead of their rematch today.
9:00am Saturday 25th April 2015
A minute's silence will be held at Oxford United before kick-off this afternoon to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Bradford City fire.
8:00am Saturday 25th April 2015
IT is never a good time to play Leicester Tigers, according to assistant coach Ollie Smith as London Welsh travel to Welford Road in the Aviva Premiership today (3).
7:30am Saturday 25th April 2015
OLLY Barkley believes London Welsh head to Leicester Tigers today off the back of the best week of training this season.
7:00am Saturday 25th April 2015
CHRIS Elder says London Welsh cannot take promotion back to the Aviva Premiership for granted next season.
6:30am Saturday 25th April 2015
CITY of Oxford won seven gold medals at the Ealing Short Course Open in London.
6:20am Saturday 25th April 2015
FORUM I turned league standings on their head by beating Oxford & District Association Division 2 champions Vikings B to lift the Aubrey Hughes Handicap Shield at the Gladiators Club.
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