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Henson scores on his Bristol debut

Gavin Henson crossed for Bristol in the 77th minute. Credit: David Davies/PA Archive

Gavin Henson scored a try on his Bristol debut as Andy Robinson's men beat Moseley 52-24 in the Championship.

George Watkins (2), Charlie Amesbury, Craig Hampson, Gareth Maule and Olly Robinson also crossed, while referee Andrew Jackson awarded a first half penalty try.

Bristol remain one point behind leaders Worcester.


Cheltenham Town manager leaves club after 12 weeks

Paul Buckle only took over at Cheltenham Town in November. Credit: ITV News

Cheltenham Town FC announced today that controversial manager Paul Buckle has left the club.

He was brought over from the US in November to much fanfare, to help arrest the club's slide in the rankings.

However, under his leadership Cheltenham won just one out of 13 games, and are now one point and one place above the drop zone.

Controversial reshuffling decisions and a lack of wins created anxiety and discontent among supporters, and rumours that Buckle's position was precarious. He recently played down whispers about his impending departure.

I've been in this position before and it's uncomfortable, it's not nice, but you need togetherness ... you need togetherness and you hold your nerve.

– Paul Buckle, former Cheltenham Town manager

However today the club announced that he had left by mutual consent.

Head of Academy Coaching Russell Milton has taken temporary charge in time for Saturday's match against Bury.

Somerset sign Pakistan international Sohail Tanvir

Sohail Tanvir is known for his unique bowling style Credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

Somerset County Cricket Club have signed Pakistan international Sohail Tanvir for the 2015 NatWest T20 Blast.

The 30 year old left-arm medium-fast bowler is known for his unique action and has over 100 caps for his country.

Sohail Tanvir is a quality top order bowler and a dangerous lower order batsman. There is no doubt that he will be an extremely useful addition to the squad for the NatWest T20 Blast this year.

– Matt Maynard, Director of Somerset County Cricket

Gavin Henson joins Bristol Rugby after early release from Bath

Gavin Henson has been given early release from Bath Rugby. Credit: David Davies/PA Archive

Gavin Henson has joined Championship leaders Bristol Rugby today after an agreeing an early release from their local rivals, Bath.

The former Wales international will be eligible to play during the 2014/2015 Championship season.

He will step into a Championship side which could well rejoin the Aviva Premiership at the end of this season if they maintain their run of form.

We thank Bath for their co-operation in this matter and agreeing to Gavin’s early release. Once he has integrated into our squad, Gavin will be considered for selection and we look forward to seeing him in a Bristol jersey in the near future.

– Andy Robinson, Director of Rugby

The 33-year-old has played in several top European backlines at Saracens, Toulon, Ospreys and Wales. He also featured in the 2005 British & Irish Lions Tour.

However he will also be remembered for several controversies which have seen spells at certain clubs come to an abrupt end. While playing in France he was suspended after a nightclub alteration. Bristol say his all-round ability and experience at the highest levels of the sport will be a good fit for the team.

Bristol is a well-run club with great facilities and a clear ambition for the future. I’m keen to play my part in that vision. I want to play rugby and focus on my game. The incentive for me is to show a positive attitude in a Bristol shirt and keep working hard on my performances.

– Gavin Henson

Bristol City four points clear at the top of League One

Tonight's results.

Bristol City are now four points clear at the top of League One after they won and Swindon lost.

City beat Port Vale 3-1 thanks to goals from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Joe Bryan and Matt Smith. While Swindon lost 2-1 at Oldham after conceding two goals in a minute. Massimo Luongo pulled a goal back for Town.

Terry Skiverton has suffered his first defeat as Yeovil manager. The Glovers lost 1-0 at fellow strugglers Crewe.

In League Two, Cheltenham remain just outside the relegation zone after a 2-0 defeat at Southend.

Forest Green Rovers drew 2-2 at Alfreton in the Conference.

And Bath City are through to the semi-final of the FA Trophy after beating Dover 2-1 in their replay.


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