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Gloucester name side to face Japan

11th November 2013 13:53


Tom Savage

Captain: Tom Savage

Gloucester have announced that blindside flanker Tom Savage will captain the Aviva Premiership side in their clash with Japan at Kingsholm.

Director of Rugby Nigel Davies names a strong line-up to take on the Brave Blossoms, with only Matt Cox and Mike Tindall retaining their places.

The XV features five internationals in Andy Hazell, Jimmy Cowan, Jonny May, James Simpson-Daniel and also Tindall. Charlie Sharples is on the bench as Jonny May starts on the left wing.

Gloucester: 15 Rob Cook, 14 James Simpson-Daniel, 13 Henry Trinder, 12 Mike Tindall, 11 Jonny May, 10 Ryan Mills, 9 Jimmy Cowan, 8 Matt Cox, 7 Andy Hazell, 6 Tom Savage (capt), 5 James Hudson, 4 Elliott Stooke, 3 Rupert Harden, 2 Darren Dawidiuk, 1 Yann Thomas.
Replacements: 16 Koree Britton, 17 James Gibbons, 18 Shaun Knight, 19 Lewis Ludlow, 20 Ross Moriarty, 21 Dan Robson, 22 Billy Burns, 23 Charlie Sharples.

Date: Tuesday, November 12
Kick-off: 19:45 GMT
Venue: Kingsholm