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Bath's Semesa Rokoduguni called up by England

Semesa Rokoduguni has been called up by England Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Bath's Semesa Rokoduguni has been called up by England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster for the Autumn internationals next month. He is one of seven Bath players in the 33 man squad alongside three players from Gloucester

England Senior Squad

Loose-head props Joe Marler (Harlequins) Matt Mullan (Wasps)

Tight-head props Kieran Brookes (Newcastle Falcons) David Wilson (Bath Rugby)

Hookers Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) Rob Webber (Bath Rugby)

Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby) George Kruis (Saracens) Joe Launchbury (Wasps) Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)

Back rows Calum Clark (Northampton Saints) James Haskell (Wasps) Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby) Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, captain) Billy Vunipola (Saracens) Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)

Scrum halves Danny Care (Harlequins) Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints) Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

Fly halves Owen Farrell (Saracens) George Ford (Bath Rugby) Stephen Myler (Northampton Saints)

Brad Barritt (Saracens) Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints) Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby) Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby) Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby)

Back threes Mike Brown (Harlequins) Alex Goode (Saracens) Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby) Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs) Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath Rugby) Marland Yarde (Harlequins)

Matt Kvesic signs contract extension with Gloucester

Matt Kvesic signs a new contract with Gloucester Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Gloucester Rugby's England international openside flanker Matt Kvesic has signed a contract extension with the club.

The former Worcester player made 29 appearances last season

"I'm really happy to have things sorted out, and to have got it out of the way so early. I'm enjoying my rugby massively at the moment, and I think everyone can see the progress that we're making as a team.

"It's a great club, on and off the field. We play at a great stadium in front of fantastic fans. Agreeing to stay was a very easy decision.

– Matt Kvesic


Cotterill glad to get record out of the way

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill was frustrated at his team's defensive lapses which cost them two points against Bradford City even though they set a new club record of 14 matches unbeaten since the start of the season.

Despite Aden Flint's double, City were twice pegged back at Ashton Gate but still extended their lead at the top of League One to six points.

Bristol City set new club record

There were wins for Bristol City and Cheltenham Town.

Bristol City have broken a club record by going 14 games unbeaten at the start of a season.

Aden Flint gave City the lead twice against Bradford, but they were pegged back on each occasion. 2-2 the final score at Ashton Gate. City are now 6 points clear at the top after nearest rivals Peterborough lost at bottom club Crewe.

Swindon Town have suffered a shock 3-2 home defeat by Rochdale. Anton Rodgers and Michael Smith scored for Town, but the visitors scored an injury time winner.

Yeovil Town lost 2-0 at Sheffield United.

And its two straight wins for Cheltenham Town in League Two. They won 2-1 at Cambridge, thanks to a Matt Richards strike and an own goal.


Bristol City aim for a club record tonight

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill at Coventry on Saturday Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill and his team can create history tonight if they avoid defeat in their home game against Bradford City at Ashton Gate.

A win or a draw will extend City's unbeaten start to the League One season to 14 matches which would be a club record,. beating the team of 1954-55.

City are currently five points clear at the top of League One after beating Coventry City 3-1 at the weekend.

Cyclist who failed drug test back on his bike

Disgraced Westcountry based cyclist Jonathan Tiernan-locke was today back in the saddle taking on the gruelling one hundred kilometre Exmoor Beast Cycle ride.

He was banned from professional cycling and stripped of his title as winner of the tour of Britain after failing a drugs test. He says the ruling only relied on one blood test which showed an anomaly and he can't afford to appeal. He has mixed feelings about returning as a full time professional racer.

Post-match reaction from the Memorial Stadium

Bristol Rovers lost 1-0 at home to West Country rivals Forest Green Rovers in the Conference this afternoon.

Watch post-match interviews with Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke and defender Lee Brown, plus Forest Green Rovers manager Adrian Pennock and midfielder Rob Sinclair below:

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