Off To Quins
By New Cherry
September 8 2017

Ruan Ackermann

Just how good may Gloucester be this season? We will get a better idea tomorrow when we see the result of our first away trip with Quins always providing stern oposition on their own patch .

There are four changes to the line-up from last win's xciting last ditch defeat of the Chiefs. Some enforced and some not.

Ben Morgan can't play so Freddie Clarke starts at No 8 with Ruan Ackermann making his first start after coming off the bench last week. Afoa drops down to the bench allowing a start for Josh Hohneck and in the backs Matt Scott comes into midfield. Billy Twelvetrees will once again have to be content  with a supersub role - one which helped earn last week's win .

Gloucs: 15. Jason Woodward; 14. Ollie Thorley, 13. Matt Scott, 12, Andy Symons, 11. Henry Purdy; 10. Billy Burns, 9. Willi Heinz (capt); 1. Josh Hohneck, 2. Richard Hibbard, 3. Fraser Balmain; 4. Tom Savage, 5. Jeremy Thrush; 6. Ruan Ackermann, 7. Lewis Ludlow, 8. Freddie Clarke

Reps: Motu Matu'u,  Val Rapava Ruskin,  John Afoa, Ed Slater, Jacob Rowan,  Ben Vellacott, Billy Twelvetrees,  Charlie Sharples.


Quins also make four changes with Mike Brown keeping his place to earn a record breaking 282nd appearance - hope he continues not to look for the pass.


Quins: 15. Mike Brown, 14. Marland Yarde, 13. Joe Marchant, 12. Jamie Roberts, 11. Charlie Walker, 10. Demetri Catrakilis , 9. Danny Care, 1. Joe Marler, 2. Joe Gray, 3. Kyle Sinckler, 4. George Merrick, 5. James Horwill, 6. Chris Robshaw, 7. Dave Ward, 8. Jack Clifford.

Reps: Elia Elia, Mark Lambert, Will Collier, Ben Glynn, Mat Luamanu, Dave Lewis, Marcus Smith, Winston Stanley.