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Club Rugby

Andy Robinson’s future at Bristol is assured

Andy Robinson has never been much good at concealing his emotions and there was nothing poker-faced about him when his Bristol side's push for Premiership promotion fell short in the most agonising of circumstances at Worcester on Wednesday night. But the former England boss will be back at Ashton Gate next season, hatching yet another plot to drag a once great club out of the basement and back into the shop window.

Aviva Premiership team of the season

With the regular season in England having reached its conclusion at the weekend, The Independent’s rugby union correspondent Chris Hewett selects his best backs and forwards of the campaign