Revenge Would Be Sweet
By New Cherry
April 19 2018

Tom Marshall

Falcons arrive on Friday night for the European Challenge Cup semi final as the only visiting side to have won at Kingsholm this season. For that reason alone this season's surprise Premiership package need to be taken seriously.

One again Glaws ring the changes as we look to once again take part in a Challenge Cup final.

Tom Marshall is back on the wing where he takes over from Charlie Sharples. That's the only change in the backs after last week's excellent late show against Quins last Saturday.

However, there is a new front row of Paddy McAllister, Motu Matu'u and Fraser Balmain.

Mariano Galarza comes in to join skipper Ed Slater in the second row and Ruan Ackermann starts in the back row.

Gloucester: 15. Jason Woodward; 14. Tom Marshall, 13. Billy Twelvetrees, 12. Mark Atkinson, 11. Henry Trinder; 10. Billy Burns, 9. Callum Braley; 1. Paddy McAllister, 2. Motu Matu'u, 3. Fraser Balmain; 4. Ed Slater (captain), 5. Mariano Galarza; 6. Ruan Ackermann, 7. Jake Polledri, 8. Ben Morgan

Reps: James Hanson, Josh Hohneck,  John Afoa, Freddie Clarke, Lewis Ludlow, Ben Vellacott, Andy Symons,  Charlie Sharples


Falcons will be without injured skipper Will Welch.

Newcastle: 15 Simon Hammersley; 14 Chris Harris, 13 Maxime Mermoz, 12 Josh Matavesi, 11 Zach Kibirige; 10 Joel Hodgson, 9 Michael Young (captain); 1 Sam Lockwood, 2 Scott Lawson, 3 Scott Wilson; 4 Calum Green, 5 Sean Robinson; 6 Evan Olmstead, 7 Gary Graham, 8 Ryan Burrows.

Reps: Santiago Socino,  Rob Vickers ,Trevor Davison, Will Witty, Mark Wilson, Sam Stuart, Adam Radwan, Tom Penny.