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Gloucester Rugby set for M5 derby vs Worcester

Fixture Information 

Venue – Kingsholm Stadium

VS – Worcester Warriors

Kick off – Friday 25 March, 7:45pm

Coverage – BT Sport / BBC Radio Gloucestershire

Team News

Gloucester Rugby host Worcester Warriors at Kingsholm on Friday night and George Skivington has made four changes to the starting 15 that slipped to a narrow loss to Sale Sharks last time out.

Chris Harris, Mark Atkinson, Adam Hastings and Val Rapava-Ruskin all return to the lineup with Ben Morgan and Louis Rees-Zammit set to appear off the bench.

Kyle Moyle keeps his spot at fullback with Santiago Carreras and Ollie Thorley on the wings. Chris Harris and Mark Atkinson start together in the midfield for the first time since our Challenge Cup fixture against USAP. Adam Hasting returns at fly-half with Ben Meehan starting at 9.

In the forwards, Val Rapava-Ruskin will scrum down with Santiago Socino and Fraser Balmain in the front row with Freddie Clarke and Matias Alemanno at lock. Jordy Reid, Ruan Ackermann and captain, Lewis Ludlow, make up the backrow.

There is an exciting list of replacements with Ben Morgan set to make his first Cherry and White appearance since we hosted Bristol in early December.

George Skivington is looking forward to the derby against Worcester Warriors.

“It's a good derby game to start the run in to the end of the season. Worcester have found some decent form in recent times and they beat Exeter the other week. They certainly look like a very physical and abrasive team at the moment.

“It will make for a good game here on a Friday night.”

Gloucester Rugby

15. Kyle Moyle

14. Santiago Carreras

13. Chris Harris

12. Mark Atkinson

11. Ollie Thorley *

10. Adam Hastings

9. Ben Meehan


1. Val Rapava-Ruskin

2. Santiago Socino

3. Fraser Balmain

4. Freddie Clarke *

5. Matias Alemanno

6. Jordy Reid

7. Lewis Ludlow * (c)

8. Ruan Ackermann


16. Henry Walker *

17. Jamal Ford-Robinson

18. Bryan O'Connor * 

19. Andrew Davidson

20. Ben Morgan

21. Charlie Chapman *

22. Billy Twelvetrees

23. Louis Rees-Zammit * 

*Denotes Academy player or graduate from the Gloucester Rugby Academy.

Tickets for the game against Worcester Warriors are still available here.

George Skivington looks ahead to Worcester

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