Bristol have failed in their bid to reach the Premiership through the Championship play-offs.
They needed to overturn a 19-point deficit in tonight's play-off final second leg against London Welsh in their last-ever game at the Memorial Stadium and fell some way short, as they lost by 21 points to 20.
Bristol's rugby players are hoping to overturn a 19-point deficit against London Welsh in the second leg of the Championship play-off final tonight. In Bristol's last-ever game at the Memorial Stadium, the winners will earn promotion to the Premiership.
Andy Robinson says it should be a night to remember.
Bristol will attempt to become the first side to overturn a Championship play-off final first leg deficit on Wednesday when they host London Welsh.
It will the club's last ever game at the Memorial Stadium, which has been home to the club since 1920.
Bristol lost 27-8 at the Kassam Stadium last week and must claw back that 19 point difference to return to the Premiership next season.
Charlie Amesbury and Ross Johnston believe that the team can deliver its best performance and the result that everyone at the club craves.
Next season Bristol will move into a new era across the City at Ashton Gate, before the famous old stadium site is turned into a supermarket. Whether the team wins promotion or not, tomorrow night's contest is loaded with historical significance, as our sports correspondent Matthias Kurth reports.
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Bristol Rugby face London Welsh in the first leg of the Championship play-off final this evening. It's only the second time the club has reached the final since being relegated from the Premiership in 2009.
Bristol have elected to play the first leg of this tie away from home. Matthias Kurth reports.
Bristol Rugby can take a giant step towards a return to the Premiership this evening when they play the Championship final, first leg against London Welsh.
Andy Robinson and his team have elected to play the first half of the tie away before next week's decider at the Memorial Stadium, and he has faith in his team.
Bristol Rugby are through to the championship final after beating Rotherham. Bristol held a three-point lead from the first leg but were trailing Rotherham in the first half at Abbeydale.
They improved after the break and scored a try through Ben Mosses to spark a comeback and eventually won by 39 points to 25 on aggregate. They will now face either London Welsh or Leeds in the final.
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