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George Skivington names Gloucester Rugby’s team to face Wasps at Kingsholm

Gloucester Rugby host Wasps in Round 2 of the Gallagher Premiership

George Skivington has named his match day 23 as Gloucester Rugby prepare for their first home game of the season against Wasps this Saturday (Kick-off 3pm, BT Sport Extra).

The Head Coach has made five changes to the starting 15 which faced Leicester Tigers last weekend and sees Ollie Thorley, who has returned from training with the England camp, included in the team. Jack Singleton, Freddie Clarke, Lloyd Evans and Tom Seabrook are the other changes to the starting line-up which will see Billy Twelvetrees step up and take the captaincy in the absence of Lewis Ludlow.

Val Rapava-Ruskin, Jack Singleton and Jack Stanley will pack down in the front row with Ed Slater and Matt Garvey continuing their second-row partnership behind them. Ruan Ackermann keeps the number 8 shirt and will have Freddie Clarke as his blindside flanker with Jordy Reid switching over from last time to play openside.

In the backs, Joe Simpson starts at scrum-half against his former club and has Lloyd Evans outside him at fly-half. Mark Atkinson and Billy Twelvetrees link up in the centres again with Tom Seabrook, Ollie Thorley and Jason Woodward completing the back three.

Kyle Moyle will make his debut for the club if he comes on and is among a strong group of replacements who will make an impact when called upon. Henry Trinder, Alex Craig and Ciaran Knight will make their first appearances of the season if they feature off the bench.

GLOUCESTER RUGBY  

15. Jason Woodward 14. Ollie Thorley 13. Billy Twelvetrees (c) 12. Mark Atkinson 11. Tom Seabrook 10. Lloyd Evans 9. Joe Simpson 1. Val Rapava-Ruskin 2. Jack Singleton 3. Jack Stanley 4. Ed Slater 5. Matt Garvey 6. Freddie Clarke 7. Jordy Reid 8. Ruan Ackermann

REPLACEMENTS

16. James Hanson 17. Jamal Ford-Robinson 18. Ciaran Knight 19. Alex Craig 20. Jamie Gibson 21. Will Flinn 22. Henry Trinder 23. Kyle Moyle

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Kingsholm Stadium
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Sun 24 Jan
KO 13:00
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