2019-20 Premiership Rugby – Wasps vs Gloucester Rugby Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Wasps vs Gloucester Rugby taking place? Saturday 7th March, 2020 – 14:30 (UK)

Where is Wasps vs Gloucester Rugby taking place? Ricoh Arena

What is the expected weather for Wasps vs Gloucester Rugby? 8c in mostly cloudy skies

What television channel is Wasps vs Gloucester Rugby on? BT Sport have the rights to televise Gallagher Premiership matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Wasps vs Gloucester Rugby? If televised on BT Sport, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Wasps vs Gloucester Rugby? Ticket information can be found here

What was the score in the last meeting between Wasps and Gloucester Rugby? Gloucester Rugby 25-9 Wasps

THE TEAM NEWS

WASPS

  • Wasps produced a strong come-from-behind victory to defeat London Irish last weekend to make it back-to-back victories in the Premiership but they have had to make four changes to the side that featured in that game.
  • Zach Kibirige missed out with a hamstring injury last week and although the issue is not too serious Wasps will be unable to call upon him this week, while Italy international Matteo Minozzi will also be absent as a coronavirus precaution.
  • All Black Lima Sopoaga will line-up at fullback and he comes into the starting XV alongside Charlie Matthews, Tom Cruse and Kieran Brookes while there is a spot on the bench for Tim Cardall.

GLOUCESTER RUGBY

  • Gloucester's poor run of form in the Premiership continued as they were beaten by Sale last week to make it four games without a win and this will be another difficult task for them as they head to Wasps.
  • Louis Rees-Zammit was ruled out of last week's clash because of illness but he has managed to overcome that and will start on the wing in one of four changes to the Gloucester starting XV.
  • Lloyd Evans will make his first Premiership start of the season with Danny Cipriani dropping to the bench in the most eye-catching change from last week whilst Alex Craig and Lewis Ludlow are the other new faces in the side.

THE PREDICTION

Wasps were able to build on their huge win over Saracens by overcoming a half-time deficit to see off London Irish last week. They will now host a Gloucester side that have lost their last four in the Premiership and that has seen them make several changes to their side this week. Lloyd Evans will come in at fly-half in an attempt to change Gloucester’s fortunes but the hosts should be too good and they are likely to make it three wins in a row in this clash.

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