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All Change For Castres
There's nothing at stake for either side at Castres, unfortunately, so it's an opportunity to see some up and coming talent and some new combinations as we look to re-group in the Premiership . - our next two league games are at home to Chiefs and Sarries!
It's going to be a chastening week oin the training fields of Hartpury College following the record defeat at the hands of Munster .
The nerves are tingling already. Munster under lights at Kingsholm is a mouthwatering prospect and a game which could end up defining our season ..
Too Many Pens
Inevitably Jonny May was in fire form against his former pals running in two tries in our 34-10 defeat at Tigers but it was our own performance which has cherry and white supporters scratching their heads.
More resolution needed in 2019
New Year and a new start is needed after the capitulation to Sale Sharks which turned out to be our third home defeat of the season. If we are to progress we don't want any more before summer .
Long Road For Charlie
Charlie Sharples will have to travel a long way to celebrate his 250th appearance for the Cherry and Whites ...
Still In It
Castres' single point win over Munster keep our European Championship hopes alive even though we are currently bottom of Pool Two ..
The excuses coming out of Sandy Park major on the fact that the Chiefs' players are all Brexiteers - or at least they can't perform in Europe. Watching from the comfort of the armchair and with the benefit of all those replays I would suggest that Glaws won the game because we were better at the line-out and stronmger in the pack than they were - in otherr words we were better at their game then they were.
Sandy Park is never an easy place to visit these days but we must pull something out of the hat to keep our Euroopean Champion Cup hopes alive.
Up To Third
Don't think anyone saw that second half burst coming. It was anybody's game at half time with the scoe reading 10-9 and then we unleashed some demons from somewhere.