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Bristol Rugby team diverted due to turbulence

Bristol Rugby's first game in the British and Irish Cup has already hit an obstacle without a ball being played.

The team were due to take on Ulster tomorrow night (Friday 13 November) and were flying out to Northern Ireland when their flight was diverted due to severe turbulence.

They had to land at Glasgow instead - let's hope they make Kingspan Stadium in time for the 7.30pm start.


Bristol Rugby in the first leg of Championship play-off semi-finals

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 signs new deal

Sean Holley has become highly regarded among the supporters and players Credit: ITV News

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.

– Sean Holley

Ovens signs new contract with Bristol Rugby

Josh Ovens pictured playing for his previous club Bath Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

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.

RUGBY: Home wins for Bath and Bristol

Tonight's results Credit: ITV News

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.

Full-back Tom Homer kicked four penalties to halt Bath's worrying Premiership losing run Credit: PA

In the Championship, Bristol secured a resounding win over Nottingham at Ashton Gate, beating the visitors 51 - 17 and earning themselves a bonus point.

Henson's hopes for his new club Bristol

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.

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