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Your News Bristol confirm new squad for coming season

Bristol Rugby have finalised their squad and coaching staff ahead of the 2011/12 season.

In total, Head Coach Liam Middleton has brought in thirteen new faces including five forwards and eight backs. The Club has retained nineteen of the players who featured in last season’s first-team squad. Mitch Eadie, who played four times last season, signs an Academy contract.

Middleton has added five members to his backroom staff. Mike Hall and Matthew Sherratt take over as Academy Manager and Academy Coach respectively, while Lee Douglas joins as Head of Strength & Conditioning and Tom Hargroves as Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach. Dan Martin is appointed Head Physiotherapist.

Bristol Rugby squad list 2011/12


Ross Johnston (retained)

Rhys Lawrence (Llanelli Scarlets)

Tom Channon (Academy)


Mark Irish (retained)

Wayne Thompson (retained)

Darren Crompton (retained)

Jake Caulfield (Academy)

Jason Hobson (retained)

Will Davis (Academy)


Roy Winters (retained)

Darren Barry (retained)

Ben Glynn (Academy)

Mariano Sambucetti (retained)

Back Row

Mitch Eadie (Academy)

James Merriman (retained)

Iain Grieve (c) (retained)

Marco Mama (Academy)

Dan Montagu (retained)

Josh Ovens (Bath – season loan)

Scrum Half

Louis Silver (Worcester Warriors)

Tom Slater (Cardiff Blues)

Matt Keyte (Bath – Dual registered)

Fly Half

Mark Davies (Academy)

Tristan Roberts (Doncaster)


Junior Fatialofa (retained)

Jack Gadd (Academy)

Fautua Otto (Samoa)

Ollie Woodburn (Bath – Dual registered)


George Watkins (Academy)

Matt Williams (Doncaster)


Sean Marsden (retained)

Jack Tovey (retained)

Jon Goodridge (Unattached)

Coaching & Medical Staff

Head Coach: Liam Middleton

Academy Manager: Mike Hall

Academy Coach: Matthew Sherratt

Head of Strength & Conditioning: Lee Douglas Assistant Strength & Conditioning: Andrew Petts Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach: Tom Hargroves Head Physiotherapist: Dan Martin

Physiotherapist: Jon Hill

Sports Therapist: Kate Rehill

Team Doctors: Jonathan Williams & Jo Probert

The full list of players who have left the Club is as follows:

Ollie Hayes

Mako Vunipola

Jamie Miller

Jonathan Brandling-Harris

Robbie Shaw

Richard Bolt

Sam Alford

Nicky Little

Chris Ashwin

Ed Barnes

Dan Norton

Jack Adams

Anthony Elliott

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