By New Cherry
November 15 2019
Fantastic game in prospect tonight as we kick off the Heineken Champions Cup with the visit of the mighty Toulouse for a 7.45 kick off - it's on BT if you can't get there.
We will have to be sharper than we were against the wounded Sarries last week and there are a few changes - most significantly in the front row.
Val Rapava Ruskin and Jamal Ford-Robinson start while Ruan Ackermann takes over from Jaco Kriel in the back row.
In the backs Joe Simpson returns at scrum-half in place of Callum Braley.
Gloucs: 15. Jason Woodward; 14. Tom Marshall, 13. Chris Harris, 12. Mark Atkinson, 11. Ollie Thorley; 10. Danny Cipriani, 9. Joe Simpson; 1. Val Rapava Ruskin, 2. Franco Marais, 3. Jamal Ford-Robinson; 4. Freddie Clarke, 5. Gerbrandt Grobler; 6. Ruan Ackermann, 7. Lewis Ludlow, 8. Ben Morgan (captain)
Reps: 16. Corné Fourie, 17. Josh Hohneck, 18. Fraser Balmain, 19. Alex Craig, 20. Jake Polledri, 21. Callum Braley, 22. Billy Twelvetrees, 23. Matt Banahan.
Toulouse -reigning Top 14 champions - will be without world cup winning winger Cheslin Kolbe, which is a shame as the Kingsholm faithful would love to have seen this rare talent.
However, they will see a number of French players returning from Japan in the shape of Yoann Huget, Maxime Medard and Romain Ntamack.pqs: qs: