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Cherry & Whites name side for London Irish test

Cherry & Whites name side for London Irish test
Head Coach, George Skivington, has named his Gloucester Rugby side to take on London Irish at Kingsholm tomorrow afternoon.

Skivington has made 5 changes to his starting XV from the side that defeated Leicester Tigers at Kingsholm last weekend.

Amongst the backs, Lloyd Evans starts at fly-half, partnered by Stephen Varney in the half backs. Mark Atkinson comes in at inside centre for his first appearance since captaining the Cherry & Whites at Allianz Park in Round 16.

In the pack, Val Rapava-Ruskin and Fraser Balmain is joined in the front-row by Franco Marais. Ed Slater and Matt Garvey continue in the engine room, with Academy youngster, Jack Clement, starting at 6 following a number of impressive performances.

Attack Coach, Alex King, is expecting a tough test from the visitors on Saturday.

“We understand the team that will be coming, they’ll be very competitive, they’re well coach and highly motivated.

“We just need better than we were last week, keep improving the things we need to work on, but also promote the things we’re good at as well."



15. Jason Woodward
14. Ollie Thorley
13. Chris Harris
12. Mark Atkinson
11. Jonny May
10. Lloyd Evans
9. Stephen Varney

1. Val Rapava-Ruskin
2. Franco Marais
3. Fraser Balmain
4. Ed Slater
5. Matt Garvey
6. Jack Clement
7. Lewis Ludlow ©
8. Jake Polledri


16. Jack Singleton
17. Corne Fourie
18. Jack Stanley
19. Ruan Ackermann
20. Jordy Reid
21. Joe Simpson
22. Billy Twelvetrees
23. Louis Rees-Zammit
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Kingsholm Stadium
Gloucester Rugby
Sat 4 Jun
KO 15:00
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