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Gloucester Rugby name team for M5 derby vs Worcester

Fixture Information 

Venue – Sixways Stadium

VS – Worcester Warriors

Kick off – Saturday 2 October, 3:00pm 

Team News

George Skivington has named his matchday 23 for Gloucester Rugby’s away trip to Worcester Warriors.

Adam Hastings and Kirill Gotovtsev are both handed their first Cherry and White starts in the Gallagher Premiership, with Jason Woodward also set for his first appearance of the season.

Jonny May returns in the 14 shirt after missing out on the Leicester game, with Ollie Thorley continuing on the left wing. Billy Twelvetrees and Mark Atkinson make up the midfield, whilst Ben Meehan partners Hastings at half-back. 

Elrington and Singleton line up alongside Gotovtsev in the front row, with Freddie Clarke and Andrew Davidson packing down behind them.  Ruan Ackermann, Lewis Ludlow & Ben Morgan continue in the back-row.

Val Rapava-Ruskin, Freddie Thomas and Lions returnee Chris Harris are also set for their first appearances of the season if they are deployed from the bench.

Attack coach Alex King knows that Worcester will be a tough challenge.

“They’ve started well. It was a big win at home against London Irish and then two points on the road at Harlequins. They are scoring a lot of points in high scoring games. They’re a good team and we need to make sure that we’re up for the challenge and we’re hoping that a lot of Gloucester Rugby fans make the short trip up the M5 to support us on Saturday."

Gloucester Rugby

15. Jason Woodward

14. Jonny May*

13. Billy Twelvetrees

12. Mark Atkinson

11. Ollie Thorley *

10. Adam Hastings

9. Ben Meehan

 

1. Harry Elrington

2. Jack Singleton

3. Kirill Gotovtsev

4. Freddie Clarke *

5. Andrew Davidson

6. Ruan Ackermann

7. Lewis Ludlow (c) *

8. Ben Morgan

 

16. Henry Walker *

17. Val Rapava-Ruskin

18. Jamal Ford-Robinson

19. Freddie Thomas *

20. Jack Clement *

21. Stephen Varney *

22. Lloyd Evans *

23. Chris Harris

*Denotes Academy player or graduate from the Gloucester Rugby Academy

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