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George Skivington names Gloucester Rugby’s side for away trip to Leicester Tigers

Gloucester Rugby will travel to Welford Road in Round 1

George Skivington has named his team for Gloucester Rugby’s away trip to Leicester Tigers in Round 1 of the 2020-21 Gallagher Premiership season. 

James Hanson makes a welcome return from injury and will pack down next to Val Rapava-Ruskin and Jack Stanley in the front row. Ed Slater and Matt Garvey combine in an experienced lock combination with Jordy Reid, skipper, Lewis Ludlow and Ruan Ackermann making up the back row. 

Joe Simpson and Danny Cipriani continue their successful half-back partnership and will provide a midfield combination of Mark Atkinson and Billy Twelvetrees with plenty of ball.

Jason Woodward, Charlie Sharples and Matt Banahan are starting in the back three and complete the starting 15. 

Jamie Gibson is set to make his Cherry and White debut off the bench having joined the club from Northampton Saints earlier this month and is part of an exciting list of replacements who will look to make the difference when they take to the field.

Amongst the replacements is Will Flinn, who has joined on-loan from Hartpury RFC. Scrum half Flinn, joined Hartpury over the summer from fellow Championship side Coventry RFC. The Exmouth RFC product formerly played in the Premiership Rugby Cup for local rivals, Bath.

The game kicks off at 3pm this Saturday and will be shown live on BT Sport Extra 2. 



15. Jason Woodward

14. Charlie Sharples

13. Billy Twelvetrees

12. Mark Atkinson

11. Matt Banahan

10. Danny Cipriani

9. Joe Simpson


1. Val Rapava-Ruskin

2. James Hanson

3. Jack Stanley

4. Ed Slater

5. Matt Garvey

6. Jordy Reid

7. Lewis Ludlow ©

8. Ruan Ackermann



16. Henry Walker

17. Corne Fourie

18. Jamal Ford-Robinson

19. Jamie Gibson

20. Freddie Clarke

21. Will Flinn

22. Lloyd Evans

23. Tom Seabrook

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Fri 2 Sep
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