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Record league win for Bristol

In the Championship this afternoon, Bristol beat bottom side Ealing by a near cricket score - 82-28.

It's Bristol's record league win and guarantees them a place in the promotion play-offs at the end of the season.

Bristol Rugby confirm signing of Dwayne Peel

Dwayne Peel. Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Bristol Rugby have today confirmed their signing of Sale Sharks' Dwayne Peel on a two-year deal. The 32 year-old has earned 76 caps for Wales, playing his part in two grand slam victories in 2005 and 2008.

Peel represented the British & Irish Lions on the 2005 tour to New Zealand, making three appearances. He has made 82 appearances for Sale Sharks, scoring 7 tries.

Dwayne Peel passes for Sale Sharks. Credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

Dwayne says, "I'm delighted to be joining Bristol and taking on this new challenge in my career. There's a real desire to achieve things - Bristol is a club with lofty ambitions and a clear vision of where they want to go - that appealed to me."

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Bristol hoping to beat their Cornish bogey

Bristol Rugby travel down to their unhappiest of hunting grounds this weekend - the Mennaye Field in Penzance, where they haven't won a match against the Cornish Pirates for nine years.

Andy Robinson's promotion chasing team are also eager to avenge the defeat they suffered at the hands of the Pirates on the opening day of the season.

Matthias Kurth reports

RUGBY: Club statement on Liam Middleton sacking

Bristol Rugby has issued a statement following the announcement that their Head Coach, Liam Middleton, has been sacked after two years at the club.

Following an initial review by Director of Rugby Andy Robinson, Bristol Rugby has today parted company with Head Coach Liam Middleton.

The Club believes that it is in the best interests of both parties to act sooner, rather than later.

Bristol Rugby would like to thank Liam for all the work he has done over the past four seasons, initially as Academy Manager and, more recently, as Head Coach.

Andy Robinson will now take full control of all rugby matters as the Club strives to reach the RFU Championship semi-finals and progress further in the British and Irish Cup.

– Bristol Rugby
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