Premiership: Gloucester v Bristol Bears
|Venue: Kingsholm Date: Friday, 14 September Kick-off: 19:45 BST Protection: Updates on BBC native radio and reside scores on the BBC Sport web site|
Two of Gloucester’s South African imports in hooker Franco Marais and lock Gerbrandt Grobler will make their debuts in Friday’s Bristol Bears derby.
Again-rower Jake Polledri is called within the beginning line-up with try-scoring flanker Ruan Ackermann shifting to eight.
Bristol Bears coach Pat Lam has made 9 modifications for the second derby since their high flight return.
Scrum-half Harry Randall is among the many faces added to the squad up in opposition to his outdated membership, as is prop John Afoa.
Free-head Yann Thomas additionally begins within the entrance row in opposition to his outdated membership, whereas new signing Zane Kirchener is called on the bench.
Again-row George Smith had his suspension rescinded after a profitable enchantment at an impartial disciplinary listening to in midweek. The previous Wallaby had been dismissed within the defeat by Saracens on Saturday.
Gloucester: Woodward; Sharples, Trinder, Twelvetrees, Banahan; Cipriani, Braley; Rapava Ruskin, Marais, Balmain; Slater (capt), Grobler; Polledri, Ludlow, Ackermann
Replacements: Hanson, Hohneck, Knight, Clarke, Morgan, Vellacott, Atkinson, Hudson
Bristol Bears: O’Conor; Morahan, S. Piutau, Pisi, Edwards; Madigan, Randall; Thomas, Malton, Afoa, Joyce, Vui, Luatua (capt), Smith, Lam
Replacements: Thacker, Woolmore, Armstrong, Holmes, Haining, Stirzaker, Sheedy, Kirchner