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LV= Cup: Saturday's teams

16th November 2012 12:44

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Back home: Freddie Burns

We preview the LV= Cup action set to take place at Kingsholm, Sandy Park and Cardiff Arms Park.

Gloucester v London Welsh

Freddie Burns, Ben Morgan and Billy Twelvetrees all return for Gloucester having been away training with England, as does Fijian Akapusi Qera.

London Welsh head coach Lyn Jones makes 11 changes, including two positional, for the trip to Kingsholm.

"Many parts of our game against Exeter were very good, but not all the time, and when people lost concentration they hurt us," said Jones.

Gloucester: 15 Rob Cook, 14 Shane Monahan, 13 Mike Tindall (c), 12 Billy Twelvetrees, 11 Steph Reynolds, 10 Freddie Burns, 9 Jimmy Cowan, 8 Ben Morgan, 7 Akapusi Qera, 6 Matt Cox, 5 Will James, 4 Tom Savage, 3 Rupert Harden, 2 Huia Edmonds, 1 Nick Wood.
Replacements: 16 Koree Britton, 17 Dan Murphy, 18 Dario Chistolini, 19 Peter Buxton, 20 Ross Moriarty, 21 Dave Lewis, 22 Tim Molenaar, 23 Drew Locke.

London Welsh: 15 Tom Voyce, 14 Dan Caprice, 13 Sonny Parker, 12 Seb Jewell, 11 Nick Scott, 10 Gordon Ross, 9 Jamie Stephenson, 8 Adam Balding, 7 Michael Hills, 6 Lee Beach, 5 Matt Corker, 4 Adam Brown, 3 Paulica Ion, 2 Will Hafu, 1 Tom Bristow.
Replacements: 16 James Tideswell, 17 Greg Bateman, 18 Arthur Joly, 19 Paul Spivey, 20 Ed Jackson, 21 Nick Runciman, 22 Alex Davies, 23 James Lewis.


Exeter v Ospreys

Exeter Chiefs have opted for a reshuffle with Nic Sestaret moving back into the centre alongside Sam Hill; Jack Nowell reverts to the vacant wing slot and Myles Dorrian is shunted back into the full-back role. There are also starts for props Luke Cowan-Dickie and Hoani Tui, as well as hooker Jack Yeandle.

Arthur Ellis and Owen Williams will make their Ospreys debuts, with Sam Davies and Sam Williams making their first starts.

Exeter Chiefs: 15 Myles Dorrian, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Nic Sestaret, 12 Sam Hill, 11 Mark Foster, 10 Henry Slade, 9 Junior Poluleuligaga (c), 8 Dave Ewers, 7 Joel Conlon, 6 Justin Blanchet, 5 Will Carrick-Smith, 4 Damian Welch, 3 Hoani Tui, 2 Jack Yeandle, 1 Luke Cowan-Dickie.
Replacements: 16 Neil Clark, 17 Ben Moon, 18 Alex Brown, 19 Aly Muldowney, 20 Sam Simmonds, 21 Rob Coote, 22 Josh Tatupu, 23 Ian Whitten.

Ospreys: 15 Ross Jones, 14 Tom Grabham, 13 Ben John, 12 Jonathan Spratt, 11 Will Price, 10 Sam Davies, 9 Tom Habberfield, 8 Morgan Allen, 7 Arthur Ellis, 6 Joe Bearman (c), 5 Sam Williams, 4 Ian Gough, 3 Owen Williams, 2 Matthew Dwyer, 1 Marc Thomas.
Replacements: 16 Scott Otten, 17 Ryan Bevington, 18 Nicky Thomas, 19 Lloyd Peers, 20 James King, 21 Rhys Webb, 22 Matthew Morgan, 23 Tom Isaacs.


Scarlets v Cardiff Blues

Cardiff Blues have made seven changes to the side to face the Scarlets this Saturday. Two of those come in the backs while Andries Pretorius returns at number eight to captain the team.

Scarlets: 15 Liam Williams, 14 Kristian Phillips, 13 Gareth Maule, 12 Gareth Owen, 11 Andy Fenby, 10 Dan Newton, 9 Rhodri Williams, 8 Kieran Murphy. 7 Johnathan Edwards (capt), 6 Craig Price, 5 Johan Snyman, 4 Jake Ball, 3 Samson Lee, 2 Kirby Myhill, 1 Shaun Hopkins.
Replacements: 16 Emyr Phillips, 17 Phil John, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Joel Galley, 20 Dan Thomas, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Aled Thomas, 23 Nick Reynolds.

Cardiff Blues: 15 Dan Fish, 14 Harry Robinson, 13 Owen Williams, 12 Gavin Evans, 11 Tom James, 10 Gareth Davies, 9 Robert Lewis, 8 Andries Pretorius (c), 7 Thomas Young, 6 Luke Hamilton, 5 James Down, 4 Macauley Cook, 3 Ryan Harford, 2 Marc Breeze, 1 Sam Hobbs.
Replacements: 16 Rhys Williams, 17 Campese Mafu'u, 18 Taufa'ao Filise, 19 Cory Hill, 20 Rory Watts-Jones, 21 Lloyd Williams, 22 Ceri Sweeney 23 Rhys Patchell.

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