Bristol & Doncaster make play-off final

Bristol second row Nick Koster

Nick Koster ran in Bristol’s second try in a high-scoring game at Ashton Gate

Bristol and Doncaster will meet for a place in the Premiership after both sides came through their respective Championship play-off semi-finals.

Bristol ran in six tries in a 45-19 win against Bedford at Ashton Gate to win 90-35 on aggregate over two legs.

Andy Robinson’s side will hope to go one better in a third final in a row.

They will face Doncaster, who despite losing the second leg of their tie with Yorkshire Carnegie 17-14 at Castle Park, won 44-34 on aggregate.

Cross-code legend Kevin Sinfield made his final appearance at fly-half for Yorkshire after announcing his retirement last month.

Bristol and Doncaster will meet in a two-legged play-off final, starting on Wednesday, 18 May at Castle Park, with the return leg seven days later.

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