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Bristol Rugby have announced that Andy Robinson has left the Club with immediate effect

Bristol Rugby has announced that Andy Robinson has left the Club with immediate effect.

The Club’s Director of Rugby joined in March 2013 and helped the team to the Championship title and promotion to Aviva Premiership Rugby in May this year.

Club chairman Chris Booy said: “We thank Andy for his contribution to the overall coaching set up at the Club. Unfortunately, the board lost confidence that Andy would retain the Club’s Premiership position, bearing in mind the results to date.

“Andy departs with the knowledge that he made a significant contribution in helping Bristol return to the Premiership this season. Andy leaves with the Club’s very best wishes and we all wish him every success in the next chapter of his career.”

Andy Robinson added: “I am extremely proud to have played my part in helping Bristol Rugby reach their goal of getting back to the Aviva Premiership after a long seven-year absence.  As everyone appreciates, the start of the season for Bristol Rugby has been extremely tough. However, I was surprised and disappointed by the board’s decision. I would like to thank everyone involved with the club for some very special memories and wish them all the best for the future.”

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