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Match Preview – Gloucester Rugby v Wasps Rugby

Match Preview – Gloucester Rugby v Wasps Rugby
The Premiership Rugby Cup kicks off this weekend, providing the opportunity for the young members of the Gloucester Rugby squad the chance to shine in front of a noisy Kingsholm Stadium crowd this weekend, with Wasps the visitors (KO 3pm)

The Premiership Rugby Cup is the platform for stars of the future to lay down a marker, and the Cherry and Whites have named an exciting young side for the tournament opener.

Here are a number of players to watch this weekend.

Dom Coetzer

The South African has shown his class in Cherry and White since his summer arrival from the Stormers, and he starts at inside centre this weekend looking to combine his playmaking skills, with a running threat as he takes the ball to the line and attracts defenders.

Will Porter

The Wasps’ scrum half showed his promise in the summer’s Premiership Rugby Sevens series, as this week’s visitors finished runners-up. He’s sharp around the fringes and will be looking to use his experience in this competition and the Premiership Rugby Shield to take his side to Kingsholm this weekend.

Last Time Out

Munster Rugby 36-22 Gloucester Rugby

Wasps Rugby 35-35 Bath Rugby

Team News

Gloucester Rugby

15. Reece Dunn, 14. Alex Morgan, 13. Tom Seabrook, 12. Dom Coetzer, 11. Henry Purdy, 10. Lloyd Evans (c), 9. Ben Vellacott; 1. Olly Adkins, 2. Todd Gleave, 3. Ciaran Knight; 4. Callum Allen, 5. Alex Craig; 6. Cameron Terry, 7. Aaron Hinkley, 8. Gareth Evans


16. Joe Mullis, 17. Kyle Traynor, 18. Jack Bartlett; 19. Harry Butler, 20. Louis Rees-Zammit, 21. Charlie Chapman, 22. Jack Reeves, 23. Jacob Morris

Wasps Rugby

15. Owain James, 14. Josh Grimes, 13. Ross Neal, 12. Will Simonds, 11. Callum Sirker, 10. Sunny Jardine, 9. Will Porter (c), 1. George Thornton, 2. Gabriel Oghre, 3. David Langley; 4. Josh Fenner, 5. Tim Cardall; 6. Shane Buckley, 7. James Seabrook, 8. Tom Willis


16. Alfie Barbeary, 17. Ben Onyeama-Christie, 18. Alex Hunt; 19. Jack Dickinson, 20. James Tunney, 21. Henry Clement, 22. Cameron Anderson, 23. Taju Atta

Match Officials

Referee: Michael Hudson

Assistant Referees: Gregory Garner and Robert Warburton 

How To Follow

This Saturday’s game is not live on television, but there will be live commentary via BBC Radio Gloucestershire who will in place at Kingsholm Stadium.

Follow all of the club channels for live updates on the Gloucester Rugby App, matchday live blog, Twitter and behind the scenes on Instagram.

Enjoy the game!