Bristol pile pain on Maroons

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IF THE scoreline was not enough of a clue, Bristol’s Callum Braley highlighted the true gap in class between the two teams in the British & Irish Cup.

Sunday saw him notch a hat-trick before heading off to train with England Under-20s, leading him to remark that he had not scored three tries “since playing in the under-sevens”.

This latest howking for the Maroons gave birth to scores of embarrassed updates on social media and calls for the torture to stop.

However, although Gala were outclassed, they never stopped fighting.

They even managed a try of their own from Ben Toolis near the end, converted by David O’Hagan.

Unfortunately, by that time, Bristol had cantered into a huge lead.

Tries by skipper Iain Grieve (2), Braley (2), Lucas Slowik, Ollie Hayes and Andy Short, complete with five conversions by Adrian Jarvis, saw them 45-0 up at the break.

They slowed down – or were slowed – in the second half, but still scored another three touchdowns –from Redford Pennycook, Braley and Ellis Genge, Jarvis converting Braley’s hat-trick score.