Gloucester 29 - 23 Worcester

Match info: Premiership at Kingsholm

Date: 22/02/2013 KO: 19:45 Att: 14,362

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Gloucester

TriesTrinder (38)ConversionsCook (38)PenaltiesCook (6, 8, 41, 69) Mills (43)

29
vs
23

Worcester

TriesMatavesi (36) Grove (59)ConversionsGoode (36, 59)PenaltiesGoode (15, 45) Gray (73)

FT (ht: 13-10)

  • Last Updated: February 22 2013, 14:53 GMT

Gloucester Director of Rugby Nigel Davies has made two changes to his starting line up for Friday's visit of local rivals Worcester Warriors to Kingsholm.

  • Henry Trinder: Comes in to partner Mike Tindall in the Gloucester midfield
  • Blair Cowan: Recalled by Worcester Warriors 

Davies makes one change to his pack, and one to his back line. Dan Murphy replaces Nick Wood at loose head prop, while Henry Trinder partners Mike Tindall in the Gloucester midfield in place of Tim Molenaar.

Gloucester currently find themselves in fifth position, four points behind London Wasps who occupy the final play off spot.

Gloucester's last game was away at Wasps a hard fought 29-33 defeat last Sunday and it means the Cherry and Whites have faced a short turnaround this week.

Meanwhile, number eight Blair Cowan and centre Josh Matavesi have been recalled by Worcester .

Cowan makes his first league start of the campaign as part of revamped back row as Head Coach Richard Hill makes a total of four changes to his starting line-up.

The other change in the pack comes at hooker as Ed Shervington is called up to partner Matt Mullan and Euan Murray, who misses the Scotland international game on Sunday due to religious reasons.

Centre Matavesi will partner Alex Grove in midfield while the fit-again Chris Pennell takes the place of Josh Drauniniu, who is ruled out of the game through injury.

Gloucester: 15 Rob Cook, 14 Charlie Sharples, 13 Henry Trinder, 12 Mike Tindall (c), 11 Jonny May, 10 Ryan Mills, 9 Dan Robson, 8 Sione Kalamafoni, 7 Akapusi Qera, 6 Tom Savage, 5 Will James, 4 Lua Lokotui, 3 Rupert Harden, 2 Darren Dawidiuk, 1 Dan Murphy.
Replacements: 16 Huia Edmonds, 17 Nick Wood, 18 Dario Chistolini, 19Peter Buxton, 20 Andy Hazell, 21 Dave Lewis, 22 Shane Monahan, 22 Tim Molenaar, 23 Martyn Thomas.

Worcester Warriors: 15 Errie Claassens, 14 Chris Pennell, 13 Alex Grove, 12 Josh Matavesi, 11 David Lemi, 10 Andy Goode, 9 Jonny Arr, 8 Blair Cowan, 7 Matt Kvesic, 6 Sam Betty, 5 Dean Schofield, 4 James Percival (c), 3 Euan Murray, 2 Ed Shervington, 1 Matt Mullan.
Replacements: 16 Aleki Lutui, 17 Ceri Jones, 18 John Andress, 19 Craig Gillies, 20 Jake Abbott, 21 Paul Hodgson, 22 Danny Gray, 23 Jon Clarke.


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