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Gloucester Rugby set for Friday night lights clash vs Leicester Tigers

Fixture Information 

Venue – Kingsholm Stadium

VS - Leicester Tigers

Kick off – Friday 24 September, 7:45pm 

Tickets - Available HERE

Team News

George Skivington has selected his match-day 23 for Gloucester Rugby’s first home game of the season against Leicester Tigers.

There is continuity in the back line from Round 1 with Mark Atkinson, who has been called up to train with England, and Tom Seabrook being the only changes in the backs. 

In the pack, the Cherry and Whites have made a few changes with Ed Slater coming in to strengthen the second row and Ruan Ackermann starting at No.8.

The coaching staff have elected for a 6/2 split on the bench with Henry Walker, Jamal Ford-Robinson, Kirill Gotovtsev, Freddie Clarke, Wian Conradie and Jack Clement named as forward replacements with Stephen Varney and Adam Hastings covering the backs.

George Skivington is looking forward to the game.

"I thought they were really impressive last week. Beating Exeter in your first game is massive so we're not underestimating the challenge that's coming. We're fully aware of where they're at and where they are at currently so it's a big challenge for us. 

"Their set piece was very dominant last season. I think it was the most dominant in the Prem in terms of stats but I think they've taken a big step forward in their attack. They were very good against Exeter with their attack and their defence certainly had more line speed and I think Kevin Sinfield is encouraging them to get off the line. 

"They were a pretty rounded team at the weekend and were impressive to watch. There's challenges across the park for us."

Gloucester Rugby

15. Kyle Moyle

14. Tom Seabrook *

13. Billy Twelvetrees

12. Mark Atkinson

11. Ollie Thorley *

10. Lloyd Evans *

9. Ben Meehan

 

1. Harry Elrington

2. Jack Singleton

3. Fraser Balmain

4. Ed Slater

5. Andrew Davidson

6. Ben Morgan

7. Lewis Ludlow (c) *

8. Ruan Ackermann

 

16. Henry Walker *

17. Jamal Ford-Robinson

18. Kirill Gotovtsev

19. Freddie Clarke *

20. Wian Conradie

21. Jack Clement *

22. Stephen Varney *

23. Adam Hastings

*Denotes Academy player or graduate from the Gloucester Rugby Academy

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