Championship: Bristol get bonus-point win at Jersey

Three tries in the first 16 minutes paved the way for Bristol's 26-17 win at Jersey.

Ruki Tipuna's touch down set the visitors on their way and then his quick thinking saw Tristan Roberts go over in the corner.

Roberts' second opened up a 19-0 lead and Ryan Edwards' score after the break secured the bonus point.

Jersey came back into the game with tries from in-form winger Ed Dawson and forward Nick Selway.

The hosts searched for a losing bonus-point, but a late Niall O'Connor penalty attempt from distance drifted wide.


Jersey: Pointer, Foster, McCrea, Bishop, Dawson, O'Connor, Williams, McCarthy, Taione, Young, Campbell, Rae (capt), Voss, Buckle, Brown.

Replacements: Felton, Selway, Fidler, Markham, Dudley, Penberthy, Locke.

Bristol: D'Arcy, Watkins, Short, Mosses, Edwards, Roberts, Tipuna (capt), Traynor, Hayes, Hobson, Townson, Sorenson, Grieve, Pennycook, Mama.

Replacements: Lawrence, Hall, Skirving, Eadie, Braley, Rennie, Robinson.

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