Bear Fight
By New Cherry
January 24 2020


Owen Williams makes his first start on over a year as we take on Bristol Bears in another fascinating local derby. Live on  BT on Saturday kick off 3.00.

It's 3rd v 5th and a game we need to win to keep in touch.

There are a total of seven changes after the sapping encounter in Toulouse last week.

As well as Wiliams, Tom Marshall and Joe Simpson both start  - up front  Franco Marais returns at hooker,  Fraser Balmain at tighthead and Ben Morgan at No.8.

Louis Rees-Zammitt is fit after his ankle scare last week and he's back from the Wales camp. In  fact, only England's Ollie Thorley and Willi Heinz have not been released for this game - thanks Eddie.

Gloucs: 15.Jason Woodward; 14. Tom Marshall, 13. Chris Harris, 12. Mark Atkinson, 11. Louis Rees-Zammit; 10. Owen Williams, 9. Joe Simpson 1. Val Rapava-Ruskin, 2. Franco Marais, 3. Fraser Balmain; 4. Alex Craig, 5. Franco Mostert; 6. Ruan Ackermann, 7. Lewis Ludlow (captain), 8. Ben Morgan

Reps: Todd Gleave, Josh Hohneck,  Ciaran Knight,  Freddie Clarke,  Jake Polledri,  Callum Braley,  Billy Twelvetrees,  Matt Banahan