Albert Tuisue starts Gloucester's clash with Saracens

Albert Tuisue starts Gloucester's clash with Saracens

Gloucester Rugby travel to 5 time Premiership winners Saracens in their first away game of the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership season on Saturday. (September 24, KO 3pm).

Two changes in the Gloucester starting XV from their comeback victory over Wasps two weeks ago sees new signing Albert Tuisue come in at number 8 for Ben Morgan and Ben Meehan replace Charlie Chapman.

Fijian Tuisue will be partnered with captain Ruan Ackermann and academy graduate Harry Taylor in an exciting blend of youth and experience in the back row.

In the front row, Harry Elrington, Jack Singleton and Fraser Balmain start with Freddie Clarke and Alex Craig packing down behind them.

Meehan is partnered with Adam Hastings in the half-backs with Mark Atkinson and Chris Harris in midfield.

The back-three is comprised of Ollie Thorley, Lloyd Evans and Louis Rees-Zammit, whose 85 metre try started Gloucester's dramatic comeback last time out.

Prop Val Rapava-Ruskin is set to make his 100th Premiership appearance from the bench.

The rest of the forward replacements are Santiago Socino, Jamal Ford-Robinson, Cameron Jordan and Jordy Reid. Whilst ready to make an impact in the back line are Charlie Chapman, Billy Twelvetrees and Kyle Moyle.

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15. Lloyd Evans*

14. Louis Rees-Zammit*

13. Chris Harris

12. Mark Atkinson

11. Ollie Thorley*

10. Adam Hastings

9. Ben Meehan


1. Harry Elrington

2. Jack Singleton

3. Fraser Balmain

4. Freddie Clarke*

5. Alex Craig*

6. Ruan Ackermann (c)

7. Harry Taylor*

8. Albert Tuisue


16. Santiago Socino

17. Val Rapava-Ruskin

18. Jamal Ford-Roboinson

19. Cameron Jordan*

20. Jordy Reid

21. Charlie Chapman*

22. Billy Twelvetrees

23. Kyle Moyle

*Denotes Academy player or graduate from the Gloucester Rugby Academy

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