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George Skivington names side for Sale Sharks encounter

Fixture Information 

Venue – AJ Bell

VS – Sale Sharks

Kick off – Saturday 12 March, 3pm

Coverage – PRTV / BBC Radio Gloucestershire

Team News

Gloucester Rugby travel to the AJ Bell to play Sale Sharks on Saturday and George Skivington has made two changes to the starting line-up that beat Northampton Saints last time out.

George Barton is brought in at 10 with Adam Hastings called up to the Scotland squad and Lewis Ludlow returns from England duty to captain the side. 

Kyle Moyle starts at fullback with Santiago Carreras and Ollie Thorley on the wings. Tom Seabrook and Billy Twelvetrees link up in the midfield with Barton at 10 and Ben Meehan at scrum-half.

In the forwards, Harry Elrington, Santiago Socino and Fraser Balmain keep their starting spots in the front row with Freddie Clarke and Matias Alemanno at lock. Lewis Ludlow returns to captain the side with Ruan Ackermann and Jordy Reid alongside him in the backrow.

There is a strong replacements bench with Henry Walker, Jamal Ford-Robinson, Bryan O'Connor, Andrew Davidson and Jack Clement covering the forwards and Charlie Chapman, Louis Hillman-Cooper and Alex Morgan named as back replacements.  

Louis Hillman-Cooper will make his Premiership debut if he comes on with Bryan O'Connor and Alex Morgan set to make their first Premiership appearances of the season if they are used. 

George Skivington is expecting a tough trip to the AJ Bell.

“It’s a really tough place to go. We’ve had a few tough away games over the last month, and we’ve learnt a huge amount from that.

“We’re very respectful of Sale. It’s a tough place to go and they are in good form. They’ve got a very big pack and a lot of skill behind that. It’s a big challenge for us but we’re very focused and we’re very clear on where we need to improve our team to keep pushing on so it’s an exciting challenge for us.”

Gloucester Rugby

15. Kyle Moyle

14. Santiago Carreras

13. Tom Seabrook *

12. Billy Twelvetrees

11. Ollie Thorley *

10. George Barton *

9. Ben Meehan

 

1. Harry Elrington

2. Santiago Socino

3. Fraser Balmain

4. Freddie Clarke *

5. Matias Alemanno

6. Jordy Reid

7. Lewis Ludlow * (c)

8. Ruan Ackermann

 

16. Henry Walker *

17. Jamal Ford-Robinson

18. Bryan O'Connor * 

19. Andrew Davidson

20. Jack Clement *

21. Charlie Chapman *

22. Louis Hillman-Cooper *

23. Alex Morgan * 

*Denotes Academy player or graduate from the Gloucester Rugby Academy.

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