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One change for Gloucester Rugby to face Leicester Tigers at Kingsholm on Friday

One change for Gloucester Rugby to face Leicester Tigers at Kingsholm on Friday
Gloucester Rugby keep faith with the majority of the side that faced Northampton Saints last weekend with Leicester Tigers the visitors to Kingsholm in Gallagher Premiership Rugby action on Friday evening. Fly-half Danny Cipriani returns after suspension.

Cipriani is back in the number 10 shirt with Mark Atkinson moving back into midfield, in the only change to the starting line-up. In the replacements, Ben Morgan returns to the matchday 23.

It’s fourth against fifth as Gallagher Premiership Rugby returns after a five week break and Head Coach Johan Ackermann knows that it’s a significant game.

“We let ourselves down here in our last Premiership game against Harlequins, and we fixed it in some sense away at Wasps.

“But Leicester bring a different challenge, the intensity will be up there and there’s obviously a lot to play for. We just have to stay true to our colours and to the standards that we want to play at.

“If you can win your home games, it helps tremendously. So, there’s a lot of work to be done this weekend. We want to make Kingsholm a tough place to come to. We need the crowd, I think they’re the best supporters in the country and we need them in full force, to make it noisy and help lift the boys. It’s going to be exciting.”

 Gloucester Rugby:

  1. Jason Woodward; 14. Matt Banahan, 13. Billy Twelvetrees, 12. Mark Atkinson, 11. Ollie Thorley; 10. Danny Cipriani, 9. Willi Heinz; 1. Josh Hohneck, 2. James Hanson, 3. Fraser Balmain; 4. Tom Savage, 5. Ed Slater (capt); 6. Gareth Evans, 7. Jaco Kriel, 8, Freddie Clarke


  1. Henry Walker, 17. Val Rapava Ruskin, 18. Ciaran Knight, 19. Gerbrandt Grobler, 20. Ben Morgan, 21. Callum Braley, 22. Henry Trinder, 23. Tom Hudson

Unavailable for selection:

Ruan Ackermann, Gareth Denman, Ruan Dreyer, Lloyd Evans, Lewis Ludlow, Franco Marais, Tom Marshall, Paddy McAllister, Jake Polledri, Will Safe, Charlie Sharples, Ben Vellacott, Owen Williams
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Fri 2 Sep
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