Gloucester Rugby was represented in two international games last night. Louis Rees-Zammit was called up to play for the British and Irish Lions with Jack Clement, Arthur Clark, Freddie Thomas and Josh Gray all involved in the penultimate England U20s Six Nations game.
British and Irish Lions
It was a tense evening ahead of the Lions’ game against the Cell C Sharks. A number of the tourists had to isolate after a positive Covid test in camp and for a while it looked like the game would not go ahead.
However, fielding a much-changed side, who had all tested negative in further testing, the Lions were able to put out a team but unfortunately Gloucester Rugby’s Chris Harris was no longer involved in the 23. Louis Rees-Zammit was though and was called up to start on the wing.
Wearing the No.10 shirt, due to the fact that it was the only one that would fit him at such short notice, Rees-Zammit scored a superb try, showing his pace as he covered 60m down the right wing to score.
The British and Irish Lions claim a composed 54-7 eight-try win against the Sharks and will hope to be back in action once the Covid outbreak has settled.
It only took a few minutes for Jack Clement to find the try line in England U20s 45-3 victory over Wales U20.
Finding the space to go over from a short-range drive, it was Clement’s score that gave the side the momentum to go on and secure the win, setting up a chance to win the Grand Slam in their final game against Italy on July 13.
There is a strong Cherry and White contingent involved in this U20 team with Arthur Clark starting alongside Jack Clement and Freddie Thomas and Josh Gray playing their roles off the bench.