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The final part of demolishing the Williams Stand at Ashton Gate stadium in Bristol takes place today.
Taking down the 60-year-old stand is part of the £45 million transformation of the stadium, the home of Bristol City FC and Bristol Rugby.
An 11,000 seater stand will take its place.
Bristol Rugby start their final push for promotion with their Championship play-off semi-finals tomorrow.
Bristol finished top of the table after only losing one match all season and now face a two-legged semi final against Rotherham, starting at Ashton Gate.
Andy Robinson Director of Rugby at Bristol says the team still needs to perform well over the next few weeks.
Bristol Rugby's head coach, who joined in the summer of 2013, has signed a new deal.
Sean Holley has become highly regarded among the supporters and players, as the team prepares for to fight for promotion to the Aviva Premiership.
They currently top the IPA Greene King Championship and Holley believes promotion is there for the taking:
We’ve come a long way in the two seasons I’ve been here so far. I feel we’re on a journey and we have unfinished business here. When I arrived here, I talked about my ambition to coach Bristol in the top flight. That hasn’t changed. You’re always flattered by interest from other clubs but I’m genuinely excited about what we have to look forward to at Bristol Rugby.
Bristol Rugby have extended their contract with Josh Ovens. The flanker's been given a new one-year deal after an impressive performance in the 2014/15 season.
Ovens made nine appearances for the first team this season, scoring three times. He originally joined Bristol at the beginning of the 2011/12 campaign from Bath on a season-long loan, making 21 appearances in his first season in the blue and white hoops.
Both Bath and Bristol have been in action tonight - with Bath recording their first Premiership victory for almost two months after beating Sale at the Rec 12 - 3.
It puts them second in the table behind Northampton.
In the Championship, Bristol secured a resounding win over Nottingham at Ashton Gate, beating the visitors 51 - 17 and earning themselves a bonus point.
Welsh rugby star Gavin Henson switched from Bath to Bristol just last week. He made an immediate, winning start to life at Ashton Gate in yesterday's 52-24 win over Moseley - even contributing a try in the dying minutes of the game.
Afterwards he spoke to our sports correspondent Matthias Kurth and told him that he hopes he'll help the Championship side win promotion.
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.
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.
In rugby, Bristol were in action tonight. They beat Yorkshire Carnegie 41 - 28 at home. That puts them through to the semi-finals of the British and Irish Cup
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