Jarvis back for Bristol to face Saracens

Adrian Jarvis returns to the Bristol Rugby line up to face Saracens on Wednesday evening as Richard Hill shuffles his backline and makes two changes to the pack.


 Jarvis missed out on the trip to Newcastle last week because of injury but returns at fly half to face the Men in Black. Ed Barnes moves back to inside centre and Luke Arscott returns to his usual full back berth.

In the forwards Mariano Sambucetti and Alfie To’oala, who both started against Sale in the last game at the Mem, return in place of Roy Winters and Matt Salter.

Head Coach Richard Hill admitted that his team will be relying on the Memorial Stadium factor on Wednesday evening:

“We’re hoping that the home atmosphere will give the players a real lift. It was excellent against Sale and, under lights, created that special atmosphere we get down at Bristol.”

“There’s no doubt the players responded on that occasion so we hope that the crowd come in full voice tomorrow and the players respond accordingly.”

“We’ve gone back to the side that went pretty well against Sale. We’re hoping we can produce the same intensity but improve the performance slightly to clinch a win.”

“We haven’t clicked as a side yet. There’s a lot of hard work gone in so we hope that Wednesday will be when it all comes together. There’s a good mood in the camp, there’s a positive frame of mind and we’re looking forward to it.”

Bristol Rugby:

Luke Arscott; Tom Arscott, Neil Brew, Ed Barnes, David Lemi; Adrian Jarvis, Graeme Beveridge; Alex Clarke, Scott Linklater, Jason Hobson; Mariano Sambucetti, Nathan Budgett; Alfie To’oala, Joe El Abd (capt), Dan Ward-Smith

David Blaney, Peter Bracken, Robert Sidoli, Andrew Blowers, Haydn Thomas, Luke Eves, Greg Barden



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