Shedloads
Cherry and Whites Mk.II
By New Cherry
December 13 2019


Benched

If Connacht have been planning for their home leg of the Pool games with Gloucs on the basis of last week's 26-17 defeat at Kingsholm they will have to think again.

Johan Ackermann has the luxury of a big squad and he's using that, hopefully to good effect, to send out a massively different side in Ireland on Saturday. The aim appears to be to set his opposition some totally new challenges with some fresh players and some new threats.

However, he's hedging his bets with the likes of Franco Marais, Franco Mostert, Ben Morgan, Joe Simpson, Danny Cipriani and Chris Harris all on the bench.

In fact onkly half a dozen of last week's starters will line-up for the kickGloucs:  off at the Sportsground.

Gloucs: 15.Matt Banahan; 14. Louis Rees-Zammit, 13. Billy Twelvetrees, 12. Mark Atkinson, 11. Ollie Thorley; 10. Lloyd Evans, 9. Callum Braley; 1. Josh Hohneck, 2. Todd Gleave, 3. Fraser Balmain; 4. Alex Craig, 5. Gerbrandt Grobler; 6. Freddie Clarke, 7. Lewis Ludlow (captain), 8. Ruan Ackermann.


Reps: Franco Marais,  Alex Seville,  Jamal Ford-Robinson,  Franco Mostert,  Ben Morgan, Joe Simpson, Danny Cipriani,  Chris Harris