GLOUCESTER RUGBY Fit-again Sharples and Trinder back

gloucester rugby crestHenry Trinder features in a Gloucester Rugby matchday squad for the first time since September when the Cherry & Whites return to Aviva Premiership action at Leicester Tigers tomorrow (1945).

Only Bill Meakes, Dan Robson and Dan Murphy retain their places in a starting XV that defeated Harlequins 25-7 in the LV= Cup last weekend.

Fit-again full back Charlie Sharples returns after missing several weeks with a leg injury while Swindon born centre Trinder, 25, is fit to feature in the replacements after missing out since week two.

Gloucester head coach Laurie Fisher is anticipating a huge challenge at Welford Road: "Momentum and confidence are massive in rugby, and to have won six from our last six, with two good performances in the LV=, is great for team confidence. They're bouncing around and enjoying training. There are things to work on but we're taking momentum with us.

"We've also been able to rest a number of players over the past couple of weeks and are hoping they come back fresh as we push into what's going to be an exceptionally difficult four-week block of fixtures.”

Gloucester starting XV Charlie Sharples; David Halaifonua, Mark Atkinson, Bill Meakes, Henry Purdy; James Hook, Dan Robson; Dan Murphy, Darren Dawidiuk, John Afoa; Tom Savage, Tom Palmer; Sione Kalamafoni, Matt Kvesic, Gareth Evans

Ready on the bench Aleki Lutui, Yann Thomas, Shaun Knight, James Hudson, Ross Moriarty, Callum Braley, Billy Burns, Henry Trinder

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.