Bonus Point Win A Must
By New Cherry
January 10 2020
Forget Brexit at the end of this month - we want to stay in Europe and to do so we need to beat Montpellier and gain a bonus point at Kingsholm on Saturday -kick off 5.30.
That result would keep our Champions Cup hopes alive as we look to progress through the second place spots. Top three go through.
We also have to travel to Toulouse, of course, but let's worry about that next week.
There's wholesale changess in the pack as we look to take on the French forwards. There's a new front row in Val Rapava-Ruskin, Todd Gleave and Ciaran Knight, Gerbrandt Grobler replaces Alex Craig in the second row, and in the back row Lewis Ludlow and Ben Morgan return for Jake Polledri and Freddie Clarke.
It's much more peaceful in the backs where the only change is the return of December Player of the Month Louis Rees-Zammit in place of Tom Marshall - although skipper Will Heinz is making his first European apprance of the season.
Gloucs: 15. Jason Woodward; 14. Louis Rees-Zammit, 13. Chris Harris, 12. Billy Twelvetrees, 11. Ollie Thorley; 10. Danny Cipriani, 9. Willi Heinz (captain); 1. Val Rapava-Ruskin, 2. Todd Gleave, 3. Ciaran Knight; 4. Gerbrandt Grobler, 5. Franco Mostert; 6. Ruan Ackermann, 7. Lewis Ludlow, 8. Ben Morgan.
Reps: Henry Walker, Alex Seville, Josh Hohneck, Alex Craig, Freddie Clarke, Joe Simpson, Mark Atkinson, Owen Williams