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Gloucester Rugby name side for preseason friendly at Ulster Rugby

Gloucester Rugby name side for preseason friendly at Ulster Rugby
Gloucester Rugby kick off their 2018-19 campaign with a preseason friendly against Ulster Rugby at the Kingspan Stadium on Saturday (kick off 5:30pm). Tom Savage will skipper the side.

The squad have flown direct to Belfast following their preseason training camp in Jersey and Saturday’s fixture will be their first competitive match action of the season.

The starting XV is a mixture of youth and first team experience with the Gloucester Rugby Academy represented by Jack Reeves, Alex Seville, Henry Walker and Ciaran Knight. Summer signing Gerbrandt Grobler will start in the second row.

There is a larger than usual number of replacements with possible first outings in a Gloucester Rugby shirt for new signings Franco Marais, Todd Gleave and Matt Banahan.

Gloucester Rugby:

  1. Tom Hudson; 14. Charlie Sharples, 13. Jack Reeves, 12. Mark Atkinson, 11. Ollie Thorley; 10. Owen Williams, 9. Ben Vellacott; 1. Alex Seville, 2. Henry Walker, 3. Ciaran Knight; 4. Tom Savage (capt), 5. Gerbrandt Grobler; 6. Freddie Clarke, 7. Jake Polledri, 8. Will Safe


Franco Marais, Val Rapava Ruskin, Fraser Balmain, Mariano Galarza, Ruan Ackermann, Callum Braley, Lloyd Evans, Jason Woodward, Todd Gleave, Ed Slater, Lewis Ludlow, Ben Morgan, Billy Twelvetrees, Henry Trinder, Matt Banahan, Henry Purdy
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Kingsholm Stadium
Gloucester Rugby
Fri 2 Sep
KO 19:45
Cardiff Blues
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