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Skivington names Gloucester Rugby side for crucial Quins encounter

Skivington names Gloucester Rugby side for crucial Quins encounter
Head Coach, George Skivington, has named his Cherry & Whites side to take on Harlequins tomorrow evening, as 1000 lucky fans return to Kingsholm.

A much-changed side from Wednesday night’s efforts at Sandy Park means a completely different starting XV once more.

Louis Rees-Zammit will start at full-back, in a flying back three with Ollie Thorley and Jonny May occupying the wings.

Academy starlet, Stephen Varney, returns to the scrum half shirt following a rich vein of form, with Danny Cipriani partnering the youngster in the half-backs.

In the front-row, Jack Stanley will pack down alongside Val Rapava-Ruskin and Franco Marais, with Ed Slater and Matt Garvey continuing in the engine room.

Amongst the replacements, Argentine lock, Matias Alemanno, looks set to make his Gloucester Rugby debut since signing for the Cherry Whites in July.

“It’s going to be a tough challenge, because obviously we are in a very similar slot in terms of league position” said Skivington.

Talking about the crowd, Skivington knows the first spectators back to Kingsholm will be on good form.

“From my experience of coming to Kingsholm, they are pretty loud, if we get 10 in, 1000 or 5000 they’ll be loud, so we are looking forward to that!”

GLOUCESTER RUGBY

15. Louis Rees-Zammit
14. Ollie Thorley
13. Chris Harris
12. Mark Atkinson
11. Jonny May
10. Danny Cipriani
9. Stephen Varney;

1. Val Rapava-Ruskin
2. Franco Marais
3. Jack Stanley
4. Ed Slater
5. Matt Garvey
6. Jack Clement
7. Lewis Ludlow ©
8. Jake Polledri

REPLACEMENTS

16. Henry Walker
17. Corne Fourie
18. Fraser Balmain
19. Matias Alemanno
20. Jordy Reid
21. Joe Simpson
22. Lloyd Evans
23. Billy Twelvetrees
Next Home Match
Kingsholm Stadium
Gloucester Rugby
Sun 6 Dec
KO 16:15
Harlequins
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