Team For Bears
By New Cherry
November 1 2018
The new Premiership Cup has hardly been setting the world alight but that could change tomorrow night when we travel to Bristol Bears (BT Sport from 7.30).
Our hosts have made a good start to the season and will be eager to further establish their credentials away from the essential grind of the league.
Most clubs fielded up ands coming players in the first round, but the Bears are taking the opportunity to blood All Black full back Charles Piutau from the bench and that will bring an added dimension to the game.
They've also got a few former Glaws players in their ranks including Dan Thomas, Nick Thomas and Tom Lindsay who all start.
We make seven changes with Henry Trinder at centre and Tim Hudson at full back. Good to see Ollie Thorley will making his first appearance of the season and Owen Williams his first start at fly-half.
From the bench we get our chance to see Gareth Denman and Jaco Kriel. Should be an interesting night - even if we haven't got any players in the England squad.
Gloucs: 15. Tom Hudson; 14. Henry Purdy, 13. Henry Trinder, 12. Tom Seabrook, 11. Ollie Thorley; 10. Owen Williams, 9. Ben Vellacott (captain); 1. Kyle Traynor, 2. Joe Mullis, 3. Ciaran Knight; 4. Alex Craig, 5. Gerbrandt Grobler; 6. Cameron Terry, 7. Aaron Hinkley, 8. Gareth Evans
Reps: Todd Gleave, Olly Adkins, Gareth Denman, Callum Allen, Jaco Kriel, Charlie Chapman, Dom Coetzer, Jack Reeves
Bristol:: 15. Luke Morahan; 14. Tom Pincus, 13. Piers O’Conor, 12. Sam Bedlow, 11. Ryan Edwards; 10. Callum Sheedy (capt), 9. Andy Uren; 1. Jack Cosgrove, 2. Tom Lindsay, 3. Nicky Thomas, 4. John Hawkins, 5. Sam Jeffries, 6. James Dun, 7. Dan Thomas, 8. Nick Haining.
Reps: Shaun Malton, 17. Jake Woolmore, 18. Lewis Thiede, 19. Aly Muldowney, 20. Jake Heenan, 21. Harry Randall, 22. Tiff Eden, 23. Charles Piutau.pqs: qs: