All Change - Literally
By New Cherry
February 9 2018
There's a complete change of starting personnel for the visit of Tigers this week (Saturday 2.30 kick off). The big boys are back after last week's Anglo Welsh defeat at Falcons with Willi Heinz leading the side ...
The scrum half has missed the last four games so should be raring to go against a Tigers side who are in the unusual position of being 8th in the league having won seven and lost six.
They have found some recent form and, despite having a handful of players away on Six Nations chores, will have Manu Tuilagi and full-back Telusa Veainu returning from injury. Tom Youngs is also back to lead the side.
Hopefully, we can avenge our 26-24 and 24-10 defeats at Welford Road earlier in the season on a pitch which looks set for an old fashioned forwards battle
Gloucs: 15. Jason Woodward; 14. Tom Marshall, 13. Henry Trinder, 12. Billy Twelvetrees, 11. Ollie Thorley; 10. Billy Burns, 9. Willi Heinz (captain); 1. Josh Hohneck, 2. James Hanson, 3. John Afoa; 4. Tom Savage, 5. Mariano Galarza; 6. Jake Polledri, 7. Lewis Ludlow, 8. Ruan Ackermann
Reps: Motu Matu'u, Cameron Orr, Fraser Balmain, Ed Slater, Freddie Clarke, Ben Vellacott, Mark Atkinson, Matt Scott.
Tigers: 15 Telusa Veainu; 14 Nick Malouf, 13 Manu Tuilagi, 12 Matt Toomua, 11 Adam Thompstone; 10 Joe Ford, 9 Sam Harrison; 1 Greg Bateman
2 Tom Youngs (captain), 3 Logovi’i Mulipola; 4 Mike Fitzgerald, 5 Graham Kitchener; 6 Mike Williams, 7 Brendon O’Connor, 8 Sione Kalamafoni.
Reps: Tatafu Polota-Nau, Kyle Traynor, Pat Cilliers, Harry Wells, Luke Hamilton