GLOUCESTER RUGBY Five changes to winning starting XV

Gloucester Rugby crestGloucester Rugby introduce five new faces to the side that won 39-27 at Newcastle last Friday as they take on defending Aviva Premiership champions Saracens at Kingsholm tonight (1945ko).

The Cherry and Whites are boosted by the return of players from Rugby World Cup duty.

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ENGLAND RUGBY World Cup squad 2015

england rugby red roseEngland have announced their squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

The 31-strong group of 17 forwards and 14 backs – drawn from eight Premiership clubs – will open their campaign against Fiji at Twickenham Stadium on September 18.

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EXMOUTH RFC target promotion play-off spot

Exmouth RFC head into today’s crucial National League 3 South West home game against Oxford Harlequins knowing that victory will give them an opportunity to play in National Two next season (1430ko).

Recent wins over Newton Abbot, Bracknell, Hornets, Old Patesians and Old Redcliffians means the Cockles are set to secure an end of season play-off spot with two games remaining.

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TEAM NEWS Nowell takes centre stage for Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs logoAs expected Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter has recalled the nucleus of players rested for the recent LV block of games for today’s top five Premiership clash away to Leicester Tigers (1500ko).

Just two of today’s starters – Carl Rimmer and Mitch Lees – were involved in last Sunday’s LV=Cup final.

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EXETER CHIEFS starting XV vs London Welsh

exeter chiefs logoExeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter keeps faith with the side that beat Bath 16-6 last Saturday for tomorrow's Premiership match at home to London Welsh (Sandy Park 1500).

Aussie international Dean Mumm skippers the side from the second row while Will Chudley and Henry Slade - who between them scored all of Exeter’s points against Bath - again form the half-back pairing.

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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.

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