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Bristol face a tough test against the Cornish Pirates. Photo: ITV News West Country

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.

Director of Rugby, Andy Robinson, has only been in charge since February, and oversaw a defeat at the hands of the Cornishmen on the opening day of this season at Exeter's Sandy Park.

You've got to be able to absorb the pressure.

The home side will want to get into a rhythm, they want to get the scoreboard ticking over and build up a comfortable lead.

We've got to be able to stop the Pirates from doing that and if we can achieve that and play our game and focus on ourselves then we'll have a good day.

– Andy Robinson, Director of Rugby, Bristol

In the Premiership, Gloucester have won only two of seven outings so far this term but won't find top-flight stability any easier to come by against Harlequins at The Stoop.

The Cherry and Whites lost the corresponding fixture against Quins last season after making a far more impressive start to the campaign.

By contrast, Bath travel to Wasps on Sunday full of confidence and riding high in the Premiership table.

Gary Gold's team could even go second in the stable with a another win and if Saracens drop points against Exeter.

In football, Bristol City are unbeaten now in their last five games but have an important bottom-of-the-table clash against Sheffield United at Ashton Gate.

Neither club has had the sort of season that they planned for so far and victory for City would be only their third this term.

Swindon test their promotion credentials against Leyton Orient at the County Ground.

Bristol Rovers and Cheltenham appear to be piecing together some League Two form at long last and take on Burton and Newport respectively.

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