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SPORT: Ben Skirving a "wealth of experience"

He [Ben] is a widely respected professional who can become an integral member of our squad.

Ben is a powerful ball carrier, a hard worker and gives us plenty of options in the lineout.

We’re trying to build a squad with the right balance of youth and experience – Ben fits the bill of a player in the prime of his career.”

– Liam Middleton, Head Coach, Bristol Rugby


Nicky Robinson says he has a "bright future" at Bristol

RUGBY: Nicky Robinson to join Bristol from Wasps

Rugby fly-half Nicky Robinson is to join Bristol from premiership side London Wasps. The former Gloucester player has promised to help the club achieve their target of promotion to the Premiership.

Read the full statement on the Bristol Rugby website.

Wasps fly-half Robinson has vowed to help Bristol achieve the premiership Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport


Andy Robinson to start work at Bristol next month

Andy Robinson in the stands at the Memorial Stadium yesterday Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Former England and Scotland coach Andy Robinson has been appointed as Bristol's new director of rugby.

The Championship club says the 48-year-old former Bath flanker will start work at the Memorial Stadium on March 1.

He was in the stands yesterday as Bristol beat Rotherham in the Championship.

Andy Robinson to be officially announced at Bristol Rugby

Andy Robinson to be announced as Director of Rugby Credit: ITV News West Country

Bristol are due to officially announce Andy Robinson as its new Director of Rugby today. The former England and Scotland coach spent his entire playing career at local rivals Bath before turning to coaching. Current Head Coach Liam Middleton is likely to continue in his role.

A press conference is being held at lunchtime.

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