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Gloucester Rugby name team for final pre-season clash with Dragons

Gloucester Rugby name team for final pre-season clash with Dragons
Gloucester Rugby have handed a number of first Cherry and White appearances to a number of summer signings as they end their pre-season preparations against Dragons this Thursday (KO 7:45pm)

Head Coach Johan Ackermann has named a 32-man squad for the game at Kingsholm Stadium, utilising his whole squad, providing final chances to impress ahead of the start of the new Gallagher Premiership season.

At half back, Willi Heinz will captain the side alongside summer signing Danny Cipriani, with Matt Banahan appearing for the first time at Kingsholm in Cherry and White.

Gloucester Rugby team to face Dragons this Thursday (KO 7:45pm)

  1. Jason Woodward, 14. Matt Banahan, 13. Henry Trinder, 12. Billy Twelvetrees, 11. Ollie Thorley, 10. Danny Cipriani, 9. Willi Heinz ©; 1. Josh Hohneck, 2. James Hanson, 3. Fraser Balmain; 4. Ed Slater, 5. Mariano Galarza; 6. Ruan Ackermann, 7. Lewis Ludlow, 8. Ben Morgan

Replacements (16-23, no numbers onwards)

  1. Franco Marais, 17. Alex Seville, 18. Ciaran Knight; 19. Gerbrandt Grobler, 20. Jake Polledri, 21. Ben Vellacott, 22. Lloyd Evans, 23. Henry Purdy, Todd Gleave, Freddie Clarke, Will Safe, Gareth Evans, Callum Braley, Owen Williams, Mark Atkinson, Charlie Sharples, Tom Hudson

Don't forget! This fixture is part of the Gloucester Rugby Club Membership 2018-19, and tickets are still on sale for Thursday night's game. Visit here to get yours now!