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Gloucester name line ups for preseason friendly at Leinster

Gloucester name line ups for preseason friendly at Leinster

Gloucester Rugby will give game time to a large number of players when they take on Leinster in Dublin on Saturday afternoon, naming two separate starting XVs for each half of the game.

The line-up that will start the game features a wealth of first team experience and will be led by scrum-half Willi Heinz. Making his first start in a Gloucester shirt will be Scotland international centre Matt Scott, partnering Billy Twelvetrees in the midfield.
The second line-up will also see a couple of players making their first appearance in the Cherry and White, namely Cameron Orr and Andy Symons.
The work of the Gloucester Rugby Academy is also prominent with a number of the club's most promising prospects included. Alex Craig, who was part of Scotland's Junior World Championship squad this summer, is set for his first start.
There is still plenty of first team experience alongside the youngsters, however, with James Hook and Ben Morgan boasting more than 100 international caps between them.
Kick off from the Tallaght Stadium is at 3pm and live updates will be available via the Gloucester Rugby matchday blog on the club website at
Gloucester Rugby (first half):
Tom Marshall; David Halaifonua, Matt Scott, Billy Twelvetrees, Henry Purdy; Billy Burns, Willi Heinz (capt); Paddy McAllister, Richard Hibbard, Paul Doran-Jones; Mariano Galarza, Tom Savage; Ross Moriarty, Jacob Rowan, Gareth Evans
Gloucester Rugby (second half):
Mat Protheroe; Elliott Creed, Andy Symons, Mark Atkinson, Lloyd Evans; James Hook, Callum Braley; Cameron Orr, Darren Dawidiuk, John Afoa (capt); Alex Craig, Joe Latta, Lewis Ludlow, Dan Thomas, Ben Morgan

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