Sharples set for comeback

Date published: August 22 2016

Gloucester are set to receive a boost after it was confirmed Charlie Sharples will make a return following five months out with an injury.

The 27-year-old England international wing suffered a knee ligament tear against London Irish in March and has been sidelined ever since.

According to Gloucestershire Live, Sharples was fit enough to feature against Leinster last weekend, but the club opted to hold him back.

"Charlie could have played today but, as part of his return from injury, we have just given him another week," said boss David Humphreys.

"He trained hard in Tenerife and took part in all of the sessions and we hope to see him get some game time next week in preparation for the (Premiership) game against Leicester (on Friday, September 2).

"But, you know, we have a number of players who have different lengths of season and tours. It is about bringing them back in gently and making sure they can hit the ground running in time for the first game."

Gloucester face Glasgow at Kingsholm on Friday when Sharples will be looking to enjoy some minutes before the Premiership kicks off.