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Bristol Rugby secure promotion despite defeat on home turf

Bristol Rugby have won promotion and reached the Premiership after 7 years of trying.

They carried a 15 lead into this evening's Championship playoff final second leg against Doncaster at Ashton Gate.

Bristol Rugby win a line out during the GKIPA Championship final, second leg at Ashton Gate, Bristol. Credit: PA

A late first half try from Will Cliff extended that lead. A flurry of Doncaster tries after the break, saw the visitors win 32-34 on the night but it's a Bristol win by 17 points on aggregate.

Man of the match was Callum Sheedy.

Watch the winning moment:

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Gloucester rugby star Johnny May out for a season

Credit: David Jones/PA

Gloucester Rugby have announced Jonny May will be out for the rest of the season to recover from surgery.

The winger sustained a knee injury playing against Harlequins at Twickenham, and underwent surgery this week to repair damage to a ligament injury in his left knee.

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