Helped by the presence of 61- cap All Black Ali Williams, Nottingham attracted their best home attendance since the second week of the season in Sunday’s

Championship clash against Bristol. The crowd of 2,201 were treated to a four- try 25-18 win, which was only sealed once Junior Sifa went over deep into

stoppage time to add to earlier scores from Tim Streather (2) and Jack Cobden. Bristol picked up a losing bonus point, but go into the mini- break in the

league programme stuck in the relegation play- off places.

Wins for Rotherham and Plymouth did Bristol no favours in the battle for a top eight place. The Titans had fly- half Juan Pablo Socino to thank for all their

points in a nerve- racking 19-18 win over Cornish Pirates, while Plymouth made it three league wins on the bounce with victory over Esher and will hope to

extend the run to four games in Wednesday’s rearranged fixture against Cornish Pirates. Albion have not lost at home in the league against their local rivals

in the past five seasons.

Two tries from Simon Hunt and 17 points from the boot of ex- Knight, Mark Woodrow, helped Birmingham & Solihull pick up their third win of the season. The

Bees ran out 35-29 winners in the ‘double header’ where the result applied to both league and cup.

Moseley remain in trouble after going down 48-12 at London Welsh, while at the top Worcester extended their lead to 17 points after a comfortable 32-0 win

over Bedford.

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