Exeter Chiefs v Gloucester Rugby

Exeter Chiefs v Gloucester Rugby

George Skivington has revealed his matchday 23 to travel down the M5 to Sandy Park to take on Exeter Chiefs on Sunday afternoon.

The Director of Rugby has made two changes to the starting XV that was defeated by rivals Bath last weekend, both in the back line.

In an unchanged pack, Mayco Vivas, George McGuigan and Fraser Balmain start in the front row once more, with Freddie Clarke and Mati Alemanno packing down behind them. Jack Clement and Albert Tuisue swap positions, with Tuisue starting at blind side flanker and Clement at number 8.

Lewis Ludlow captains the side on the openside.

Micky Young is set for his first Gloucester Rugby start since signing for the Cherry & Whites a fortnight ago. Young replaces Italian international, Stephen Varney, and joins George Barton at halfback.

In midfield, Seb Atkinson and Chris Harris continue their partnership.

There is one enforced change in the back three after Jonny May's citing after the Bath fixture. He's replaced by Louis Rees-Zammit on the wing, with Ollie Thorley and Santi Carreras completing the side.

Harry Elrington, Ciaran Knight, Arthur Clark, Mark Atkinson and Louis Hillman-Cooper are added to the bench, after not being involved in last week's fixture.

Santi Socino and Freddie Thomas keep their place amongst the replacements, with Varney dropping from the starting XV to join them.

The fixture kicks off at 3pm on Sunday.

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15. Santi Carreras

14. Louis Rees-Zammit*

13. Chris Harris

12. Seb Atkinson*

11. Ollie Thorley*

10. George Barton*

9. Micky Young

1. Mayco Vivas

2. George McGuigan

3. Fraser Balmain

4. Freddie Clarke*

5. Matias Alemanno

6. Albert Tuisue

7. Lewis Ludlow* (C)

8. Jack Clement*


16. Santi Socino

17. Harry Elrington

18. Ciaran Knight*

19. Arthur Clark*

20. Freddie Thomas*

21. Stephen Varney*

22. Mark Atkinson

23. Louis Hillman-Cooper*

*Denotes academy player or graduate.

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