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Five changes for Gloucester Rugby for visit of Sale Sharks on Saturday

Five changes for Gloucester Rugby for visit of Sale Sharks on Saturday
Looking to finish 2018 on a high note, and to cement a place in the top three of the Gallagher Premiership table, Gloucester Rugby make five changes to their starting line-up for Saturday’s visit of Sale Sharks (kick off, 3pm).

The Cherry and Whites will be looking to build upon last Sunday’s 20-17 victory on the road at Newcastle last Sunday, and keep their push for a top four Premiership finish alive.

Changes to the back line see Tom Hudson move from inside centre to full-back. Billy Twelvetrees switches from outside to inside centre with Henry Trinder coming in to wear the number 13 shirt.

Meanwhile, Matt Banahan takes over from Ollie Thorley on the left wing and, finally, Willi Heinz is back at scrum-half to skipper the side.

Up front, Fraser Balmain returns at tighthead prop and Jaco Kriel at openside flanker to complete the changes.

Gloucester Rugby:

  1. Tom Hudson; 14. Charlie Sharples, 13. Henry Trinder, 12. Billy Twelvetrees, 11. Matt Banahan; 10. Owen Williams, 9. Willi Heinz (capt); 1. Josh Hohneck, 2. Jaco Visagie, 3. Fraser Balmain; 4. Ed Slater, 5. Franco Mostert; 6. Lewis Ludlow, 7. Jaco Kriel, 8. Ben Morgan


  1. Henry Walker, 17. Paddy McAllister, 18. Ruan Dreyer, 19. Tom Savage, 20. Gareth Evans, 21. Freddie Clarke, 22. Callum Braley, 23, Henry Purdy

Unavailable for selection:

Ruan Ackermann, Mark Atkinson, Danny Cipriani, Gareth Denman, Todd Gleave, James Hanson, Franco Marais, Tom Marshall, Jake Polledri, Val Rapava Ruskin, Will Safe, Ollie Thorley, Jason Woodward
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