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Gloucester Rugby name side for Tigers test

Gloucester Rugby have named their matchday 23 to host Leicester Tigers at Kingsholm this Saturday in Round 13 of the Gallagher Premiership.

The Cherry and Whites will be captained by Lewis Ludlow, with George Skivington making just two changes to the starting line-up that beat Wasps last time out.

Kyle Moyle keeps hold of the fullback shirt and is joined in the back field by wingers Santiago Carreras and Charlie Sharples, who makes his first start since Gloucester Rugby’s European Champions Cup victory over Ulster.

Tom Seabrook comes in at outside centre and is joined in the midfield with Billy Twelvetrees who starts at inside centre. George Barton keeps the 10 shirt with Willi Heinz starting at scrum half.

In the forwards, Alex Seville will be looking to continue his impressive run at loosehead and is joined by Santiago Socino and Jack Stanley in the front row. Ed Slater and Matias Alemanno link up at second row again. The backrow is also unchanged with Jordy Reid, Ruan Ackermann and Lewis Ludlow completing the starting line-up.

Gloucester Rugby have 10 players who are either graduates or part of the Gloucester Rugby Academy involved in the matchday squad and have a strong list of replacements named on the bench. 

George Skivington is expecting Leicester to be a tough challenge.

“They’re in really good form and they’re a very efficient, well drilled team. They are clinical in what they do and they’ve got a very strong set piece and kicking game and they’re all on board with executing the plan very well and I think they’ll definitely be a tough challenge and as we’ve seen they’ve been picking up results steadily and managing to climb the table.”

Gloucester Rugby

15. Kyle Moyle

14. Charlie Sharples *

13. Tom Seabrook *

12. Billy Twelvetrees

11. Santiago Carreras

10. George Barton *

9. Willi Heinz


1. Alex Seville *

2. Santiago Socino

3. Jack Stanley

4. Ed Slater

5. Matias Alemanno

6. Jordy Reid

7. Lewis Ludlow (c) *

8. Ruan Ackermann


16. Henry Walker *

17. Jamal Ford-Robinson

18. Fraser Balmain

19. Alex Craig *

20. Jack Clement *

21. Charlie Chapman*

22. Henry Trinder *

23. Matt Banahan

*Denotes Academy player or graduate from the Gloucester Rugby Academy

Click here to see the players who are unavailable for this fixture.

George Skivington looks ahead to Leicester

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