Time for Bath
By New Cherry
April 12 2019
Things are getting serious in the Premiership with just four games to go. Bath arrive for the local derby in sicth place and anxious to move into the top four while we can look down from third place knowing things are in our hands ..
Last weel's win at Saints did our prospects a power of good but there is a price to pay with Charlie Sharples and Tom Hudson picking up injuries which will keep them out.
So Matt Banahan moves to full back and Henry Purdy and Tom Seabrook start.
Remarkably the pack will be unchanged after the attritional encounter at Franklins Gardens but there's some movement on the bench.
Gareth Denman and Lewis Ludlow replace Ruan Dreyer and Tom Savage and there is a debut in the offing for 18 year-old winger Louis Rees-Zammit.
Gloucs: 15 Matt Banahan; 14. Tom Seabrook, 13. Billy Twelvetrees, 12. Mark Atkinson, 11. Henry Purdy; 10. Danny Cipriani, Willi Heinz (captain); 1. Josh Hohneck, 2. Franco Marais, 3. Fraser Balmain; 4. Ed Slater, 5. Franco Mostert; 6. Ruan Ackermann, 7. Jaco Kriel, 8. Ben Morgan.
Bench: Mike Sherry, Val Rapava Ruskin, Gareth Denman, Freddie Clarke, Lewis Ludlow, Jake Polledri, Callum Braley, Louis Rees-Zammit