RECAP: Gloucester v Saracens
READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to the Premiership Round Four encounter between Gloucester and Saracens at Kingsholm.
Gloucester’s winning start to the new Premiership campaign ended at Leicester Tigers last Saturday. The Cherry & Whites have won their last six home games in Premiership Rugby, the last three with maximum points.
Saracens were defeated in the opening round of Premiership at home to Northampton Saints but have been victorious in Rounds Two and Three. Saracens have won two of their last three away games in the tournament.
Gloucester’s only victory in their last four Premiership fixtures with Saracens was 3024 at Kingsholm in February. Saracens most recent win at Kingsholm was in October 2015.
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Gloucester: 15 Jason Woodward, 14 Tom Marshall, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Mark Atkinson, 11 Ollie Thorley, 10 Danny Cipriani, 9 Callum Braley, 8 Ben Morgan (captain), 7 Lewis Ludlow, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Gerbrandt Grobler, 4 Freddie Clarke, 3 Fraser Balmain, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Josh Hohneck.
Replacements: 16 Corné Fourie, 17 Val Rapava Ruskin, 18 Jamal Ford-Robinson, 19 Ruan Ackermann, 20 Jake Polledri, 21 Joe Simpson, 22 Billy Twelvetrees, 23 Matt Banahan.
Saracens: 15 Matt Gallagher, 14 Sean Maitland, 13 Duncan Taylor, 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Alex Lewington, 10 Manu Vunipola, 9 Richard Wigglesworth, 8 Jackson Wray (captain), 7 Ben Earl, 6 Calum Clark, 5 Nick Isiekwe, 4 Will Skelton, 3 Titi Lamositele, 2 Joe Gray, 1 Ralph Adams-Hale.
Replacements: 16 Jack Singleton, 17 Richard Barrington, 18 Sam Wainwright, 19 Joel Kpoku, 20 Callum Hunter-Hill, 21 Ben Spencer, 22 Alex Lozowski, 23 Rotimi Segun.
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
Assistant Referees: Adam Leal & Phillip Watters.
TMO: Claire Hodnett.