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Henry Trinder excited for Freddie Burns reunion

Centre Henry Trinder is looking to try and get one up on his former team-mate Freddie Burns when his Gloucester Rugby side travel to Welford Road this weekend.

But the 26-year-old will have to wait for his chance with Burns set to start on the Leicester Tigers bench with Owen Williams starting in the No.10 jersey.
 
Burns featured in over 100 games and scored over 1,000 points for the Kingsholm club before moving up the M5 to Leicester in 2014.
 
Trinder said: “It’s always great to see him (Burns) do well and kick on I think he’s really set himself in that team which is great to see but we’ll always try and get one over on him and try and beat his team.
 
“It’ll be good to see him over the weekend, it’ll good to catch up after and good luck to him.
 
“They have been a great team for a number of years now. It’s always a great atmosphere, they’re a strong squad and it’s a great test for you when you go down because you want to play against those teams.
 
“This game coming up is a really big one for us, they seem to be getting bigger and bigger as the season goes on and going into Europe that’s definitely something we want to get our momentum back into winning ways.”
 
Gloucester have struggled in their past three Aviva Premiership Rugby games including defeats on away trips to Worcester Warriors and London Irish.
 
But neither would have been as painful to the Cherry and Whites fans as the 12-17 defeat to local rivals Bath Rugby at Kingsholm last week.
 
Trinder, who has passed 100 appearances for Gloucester in recent weeks, has admitted that the disappointment in recent results will drive them on when they visit Welford Road this weekend.
 
“We are really keen to make up for that and it’s a really hard challenge going down to Leicester to try and get a win,” he said.
 
“Obviously the last few weeks have been pretty disappointing. We haven’t taken the points we really did want to take and needed to take but I still think the mood is quite good in the camp.
 
“We know we have under-achieved but I think that’s just through our performance and not being out played at all.
 
“We have just not turned up at the races; it’s obviously been very disappointing for everyone.”

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