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Skivington makes two changes as Gloucester Rugby welcome Sale Sharks

Fixture Information 

Venue – Kingsholm Stadium

VS – Sale Sharks

Kick off – Saturday 9 October, 3:00pm 

Team News

George Skivington has made two changes to the side that defeated Worcester Warriors last weekend with the two British and Irish Lions, Louis Rees-Zammit and Chris Harris, returning to the starting 15.

The rest of the backline is unchanged with Jason Woodward starting at fullback alongside Jonny May and Rees-Zammit on the wings.

Harris links up with Mark Atkinson in the midfield with Ben Meehan and Adam Hastings starting at halfback.

The starting pack is completely unchanged with Harry Elrington, Jack Singleton and Kirill Gotovtsev named in the front row.

Freddie Clarke and Andrew Davidson start at lock with Ruan Ackermann, Ben Morgan and captain Lewis Ludlow making up the backrow.

There are some changes on the bench with new signing Matt Moulds set to make his Gloucester Rugby debut if he’s deployed and Matias Alemanno and Charlie Chapman set to make their first appearances of the season.

George Skivington has called his side to work hard against the physical Sale Sharks.

“Sale are a top four team. They are massively physical; they’ve got a great work rate and an aggressive defence and a big pack. We know they are a well-oiled machine for a little while now. It’s a massive challenge for us and it’s one we’re working hard to try and get on top of.”

Gloucester Rugby

15. Jason Woodward

14. Louis Rees-Zammit *

13. Chris Harris

12. Mark Atkinson

11. Jonny May *

10. Adam Hastings

9. Ben Meehan


1. Harry Elrington

2. Jack Singleton

3. Kirill Gotovtsev

4. Freddie Clarke *

5. Andrew Davidson

6. Ruan Ackermann

7. Lewis Ludlow (c) *

8. Ben Morgan


16. Matt Moulds

17. Val Rapava-Ruskin

18. Jamal Ford-Robinson

19. Matias Alemanno

20. Jack Clement *

21. Charlie Chapman *

22. Billy Twelvetrees

23. Kyle Moyle

*Denotes Academy player or graduate from the Gloucester Rugby Academy

George Skivington looks ahead to Sale