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Gomarsall set to start for Gloucester

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The England scrum-half's international colleagues Phil Vickery and Trevor Woodman start from the bench with a front row of Rodrigo Roncero, Chris Fortey and Andy Deacon starting the game.

The 'Cherry and Whites' options are further extended with the return to first-team action of Samoan No.8 Junior Paramore who returns after missing seven weeks with a broken arm.

Joining Paramore is South African full-back Thinus Delport. The World Cup Springbok missed last week's Wasps game through injury, and joins Marcel Garvey and James Simpson-Daniel in the back three.

Flanker James Forrester misses out after picking up a knock in training and the club will make a late call on the number seven shirt.

The Gloucester coaching staff are still without Terry Fanolua, Adam Eustace, Steve Brotherstone and Paul Johnstone, all of whom are out injured.

Speaking to gloucesterrugbyclub.com Gomarsall said: "It's great to be back and I want to get straight back into it all. I'm fighting fit and ready to prove that I've improved whilst I've been at the World Cup."

Gomarsall, who returned from Australia to Kingsholm for his first training session on Wednesday, added: "A few good nights sleep has helped prepare me for the weekend.

"It was good to meet up with the players again this week."

Gloucester: 15 Thinus Delport, 14 Marcel Garvey, 13 Robert Todd, 12 Henry Paul, 11 James Simpson-Daniel, 10 Duncan McRae, 9 Andy Gomarsall, 8 Junior Paramore, 7 Peter Buxton/Andy Hazell, 6 Jake Boer (captain), 5 Mark Cornwell, 4 Alex Brown, 3 Andy Deacon, 2 Chris Fortey, 1 Rodrigo Roncero.Replacements: 16 Rob Elloway, 17 Phil Vickery, 18 Trevor Woodman, 19 Mark Rimmer, 20 Buxton/Hazell, 21 Simon Amor, 22 Josh Frape.

Kick-off: 15.00


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