Venue – Sixways
VS – Worcester Warriors
Kick off – Wednesday 29 December | 7.45pm
Coverage - Gloucester Rugby website & twitter, BBC Radio Gloucestershire
George Barton will captain a youthful Gloucester Rugby side in the Premiership Rugby Cup against Worcester Warriors on Wednesday evening with 20 of the 23 either in or progressed from the Cherry & Whites’ academy.
Barton is partnered by Stephen Varney in the half-backs, with Tom Seabrook and Giorgi Kveseladze occupying the centre shirts. Hillman-Cooper and Alex Morgan start on the wings, with Jake Morris positioned at full-back.
In the forwards, Alex Seville, Henry Walker and debutant Jenson Boughton pack down in the front row, with Arthur Clark and Cameron Jordan in the second row.
Seb Nagle-Taylor starts in the back row alongside Freddie Thomas and Jack Bartlett.
Amongst the replacements, there is a welcome return for Ed Slater who will be looking for his first minutes since recovering from injury. Alongside Slater on the bench is Seb Blake, Ciaran Knight, Bryan O’Connor and Rob Nixon providing covering the forwards, with Matty Jones, Jack Reeves and Morgan Adderley-Jones covering the backs.
Should they enter the field of play, Blake, Nixon, and Adderley-Jones will all make their first team debuts for the Club.
15. Jake Morris*
14. Alex Morgan*
13. Giorgi Kveseladze
12. Tom Seabrook*
11. Louis Hillman-Cooper*
10. George Barton ©*
9. Stephen Varney*
16. Seb Blake*
17. Ciaran Knight*
18. Bryan O’Connor*
19. Ed Slater
20. Rob Nixon*
21. Matty Jones*
22. Jack Reeves*
23. Morgan Adderly-Jones*
*Denotes Academy player or graduate from the Gloucester Rugby Academy