RECAP: Gloucester v Exeter Chiefs
READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our coverage of the Premiership Round 10 encounter between Gloucester and Exeter Chiefs Kingsholm.
Gloucester’s only two victories in the last seven rounds of Premiership Rugby were both at home, to Worcester and Bath in rounds 6 and 8. The Cherry & Whites have won their last four home games Kingsholm in all tournaments since Toulouse beat them there in November.
Exeter Chiefs four game-winning run in the Premiership ended with their 19-22 home defeat to Sale in Round 9. The Chiefs have not been defeated away from home in any competition since they visited Bath in Round 2 of Premiership Rugby.
Gloucester beat Exeter 24-17 at Kingsholm in their most recent meeting but have not secured successive wins over the Devonians in Premiership Rugby since 2011.
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Gloucester: 15 Matt Banahan, 14 Louis Rees-Zammit, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Billy Twelvetrees, 11 Tom Marshall, 10 Danny Cipriani, 9 Joe Simpson, 8 Ben Morgan, 7 Lewis Ludlow, 6 Ruan Ackermann, 5 Franco Mostert (captain), 4 Gerbrandt Grobler, 3 Fraser Balmain, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Val Rapava-Ruskin
Replacements: 16 Todd Gleave, 17 Josh Hohneck, 18 Ciaran Knight, 19 Ed Slater, 20 Freddie Clarke, 21 Jake Polledri, 22 Callum Braley, 23 Mark Atkinson
Exeter Chiefs: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tom O’Flaherty, 13 Ian Whitten, 12 Sam Hill, 11 Olly Woodburn, 10 Gareth Steenson (captain), 9 Nic White, 8 Sam Simmonds, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Dave Ewers, 5 Jonny Hill, 4 Jannes Kirsten, 3 Harry Williams, 2 Elvis Taione, 1 Ben Moon
Replacements: 16 Jordon Poole, 17 Billy Keast, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Dave Dennis, 20 Sam Skinner, 21 Jack Maunder, 22 Harvey Skinner, 23 Phil Dollman
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
Assistant Referees: Adam Leal & Phil Watters
TMO: Claire Hodnett.