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West Country rugby hopeful makes man of the match in clash against his hometown team

Jake Polledri faced his Dad's old team in the Gallagher Premiership. Credit: ITV West Country

Round Three of the Gallagher Premiership saw Bristol Bears beaten by Gloucester 35-13 at Kingsholm Stadium.

Jake Polledri, in his first game against his rugby-legend father's old team, delivered an impressive performance and won man of the match.

Before the game our sports reporter Cari Davies caught up with the Premiership star and his dad, Peter.

Jake starred in the Premiership for Gloucester last season and made his debut for Italy against Scotland in the Six Nations earlier this year.

Jake also has international caps for Italy under his belt. Credit: ITV West Country

Dad, Peter Polledri, made over 400 appearances for Bristol in his sporting career.

His children have since gone on to play the sport, being coached by their father on several occasions.

Watch the full interview here: